Of Africa Cinema

Asylum by Rumbi Katedza

Content Warnings for Rape, Suicide, PTSD

Silent short film. Ghosts of Darfur’s genocide lurk deep in the mind of an asylum seeker in England. Persecuted by the memories of the violence suffered and disoriented by the large city, the young woman contemplates suicide. 2007.

DIEMBE by Anderson West

A teenage Kenyan boy moves to the UK with high hopes only to be welcomed by bad weather, ignorant pupils and even worse, touchy feely girls. As he struggles to fit in at school, one unlikely friendship with a curious classmate is going to change everything. 2015.

 

Half & Half: The Stories Behind Diembe

by Anderson West

A documentary about 4 people who came to Northern England as teenagers and their struggles and successes in adapting to British life. 2015.