R | 116 min | Biography, Drama
Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.
Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé
Votes: 125,580 | Gross: $33.58M
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika
Votes: 29,760 | Gross: $2.67M
83 min | Drama, Romance
"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi
Votes: 860 | Gross: $0.13M
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama
A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal
Votes: 25,251 | Gross: $2.72M
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua
Votes: 4,054 | Gross: $0.33M
74 min | Drama
Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.
Director: Likarion Wainaina | Stars: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Gitau Chege
107 min | Comedy, Romance
A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.
Directors: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, Michael Jones | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi
R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Because of a severe drought in Kenya in 1984, ninety thousand starving baboons go on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.
Director: Raju Patel | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Timothy Bottoms, Irene Miracle, Michele Carey
Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.18M
96 min | Documentary, Family
Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.
Directors: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor
134 min | Documentary
Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a ... See full summary »
Director: Susan Scott | Stars: Bonne de Bod, Axel Tarifa, Kruger Ranger, Imfolozi Ranger
26 min | Drama
Selina, (Ua Kijijini,Mwiba Mjini) is a Kenyan Swahili soap opera and telenovela that airs on Maisha Magic East on Gotv channel 4. It tells the story of Selina (played by Celestine Gachuhi) an intelligent young woman of humble beginnings who has excelled in her fourth form exams and is bound to join university. Her mischievous stepmother, Kristina, crafts a wicked plot to sell her off to work as a... See full summary »
Stars: Douglas Muigai, Kevin Mafumbo, Abel Amunga, Celestine Gachuhi
97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.
Directors: Xavier Agudo, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Ian Bonner, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Diane Cheklich, Vicky Choromidou, Hesam Dehghani, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Tony Pietra, Kevin Rumley, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, John Versical, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida | Stars: Patrick Gorman, Judith Hoersch, Yoann Sover, Daymon Britton
96 min | Drama
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.
Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.
Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen
94 min | Documentary, History, News
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »
Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico
TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.
Director: Scott Haze | Stars: Charles Mully, Esther Mully, Isaac Mulli, Ndondo Mulli
R | 20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
A young idealistic Irishman traveling across Africa to reach his girlfriend; hitches a ride with a warring European couple. The crossfire could be deadly.
Director: Henry Mason | Stars: Derek de Lint, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Andrew Simpson, Sarah Solemani
152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Widowed and elderly industrialist Sulakshana Devi allows her business and estate to be taken care of by her nephew, Balwant. Shortly after her return from the overseas her only son, Ravi ... See full summary »
Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Aparajita, Prem Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Vijayendra Ghatge
47 min | Documentary
Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most ... See full summary »
Director: Brian J. Terwilliger | Star: Harrison Ford
79 min | Documentary
KIFARU is a feature documentary that journeys beyond the global headlines that have accumulated around 'Sudan,' the last male northern white rhino in existence, and explores the painful ... See full summary »
Director: David Hambridge
50 min | Drama
A film about Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshall and 6th President of Finland.
Director: Gilbert K. Lukalia | Stars: Telley Savalas Otieno, Beatrice Wangui, Ruth Maingi, Jacky Vike
80 min | Documentary
Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.
Directors: Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar
R | 109 min | Thriller
A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events.
Director: Cutter Hodierne | Stars: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan, Idil Ibrahim
99 min | Drama
A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?
Director: Ravneet Sippy Chadha | Stars: Ahmed, Melvin Alusa, Joan Arigi, Audrey
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Stars: Malik Lemuel Mbelle, Peterson Gathambo, Martin Githinji, Nungari Kang'ethe
Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama
For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
Director: Katja Benrath | Stars: Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed, Abdiwali Farrah
Broke Jonnie Juma goes to look for a job at a company, but is confused for another successful CEO with the same name.
Stars: Robert Agengo, Martin Githinji, Catherine Kamau, Annstella Karimi
90 min | Documentary, Biography
A courageous and determined young woman talks about her experiences going through Female Genital Mutilation and the need to undergo a reconstructive surgery on her genitals.
Director: Beryl Magoko | Stars: Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko
77 min | Documentary, Sport
A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.
Director: Hubert Davis
83 min | Thriller
What happens when a successful businessman is confronted by the toughest battle of his life in the form of his disgruntled long term ex - girlfriend, when she finds out that he has a pregnant fiance?
Director: Nick Njache | Stars: Lydia Gitachu, John Kararahe, Daniel Katungi, Gilbert K. Lukalia
92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Captures an intimate's struggle for the right to love. Following a Ugandan transgender girl, forced to leave her country.
Director: Jonny von Wallström
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game.
Directors: Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White
75 min | Drama
A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.
Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki
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Director: Lowladee Omolola Adeleke | Stars: Sarah Hassan, Catherine Kamau, Daniel Etim Effiong, Lenana Kariba
85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Documents the never before captured process of the journey of a colored gemstone from mine to market while exploring the challenges of an emerging mining economy in East Africa.
Director: Orin Mazzoni | Stars: Roger Dery, June Stahl, Gichuchu Okeno, Charles Carmona
The Samaritans is a snarky, scripted series centered around the absurdities of Aid for Aid(TM), a dysfunctional, fictitious non governmental organization (NGO).
Director: Salim Keshavjee
76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Carpe Kilimanjaro is the story of Zach Jordan's literal ascension of a mountain and his metaphorical ascension to fatherhood, in the face of Alzheimer's.
Director: Zach Jordan | Star: Zach Jordan
94 min | Drama | Announced
Set in Kenya, during the late 1980s. A powerful tale of two people brought together by their love for each other but separated by the hate and prejudice of others.
Director: Sharon Agina | Stars: Mike Mitchell, Lee Nicholas Harris, Manoj Anand, Kevin Leslie
76 min | Documentary, Drama
Director Olga Spatova's documentary Far Beyond the Sun, produced by HBO Europe, maps the life of paramedic Ales Barta, who decided to found a hospital in one of the poorest parts of Africa.... See full summary »
Director: Olga Spátová
21 min | Short, Sci-Fi
A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.
Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Kudzani Moswela, Chantelle Burger, Tammy Richards, Nicole Bailey
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History
The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. They work to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity ... See full summary »
Directors: Michael Kleiman, Michael Pertnoy
1 min | Short
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Director: Mohamed Zain | Stars: Peter Kimiti, Douglas Muigai, Maureen Wambui
79 min | Drama
When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the US Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive.
Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda, Godfrey Odhiambo, Corrine Onyango
52 min | Drama
When an invasive mining company threatens the existence of her village, a city girl caught between two worlds must return home, overcome her painful past to save the village and find herself in the process.
Stars: Robert Agengo, Melvin Alusa, Vera Atsango, Johnson Gitau Chege
61 min | Drama
Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »
Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani
77 min | Documentary, Drama
What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?
Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua
87 min | Documentary
Møre than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview people from all sorts of background.
Director: Thomas Lennon