87 min | Western
Zerzura is a feature-length ethnofiction shot in the Sahara desert. Mixing folktales and documentary, the film follows a young man from Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis.
Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Ibrahim Affi, Zara Alhassane, Habiba Almoustapha, Rhissa Elryin
75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Tuareg nomads have lived in the Sahara Desert for centuries, connecting North Africa and West Africa with their Camel Caravans. They are fiercely independent and have become famous for ... See full summary »
Director: Ron Wyman | Stars: Jeremy Keenan, Omara Moctar, Thomas Seligman, Mohamed Serge
75 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones, and the music of a new generation
Director: Christopher Kirkley | Stars: Fatimata Falo, Rhaicha Ibrahim, Ahmoudou Madassane, Mdou Moctar
A six-film anthology depicting childhood horrors around the world.
Directors: Lino Brocka, Rolan Bykov, Ciro Durán, Jerry Lewis, Euzhan Palcy, Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville
90 min | Drama
The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young ... See full summary »
Directors: Moustapha Alassane, Anna Soehring | Stars: Isaa Bania, Solange Delanne, Parfait Kondo, Sotigui Kouyaté
93 min | Comedy
The story follows three poultry sellers on a trip across the bush, attempting to deliver a load of chickens to a market in Niamey.
Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Tallou Mouzourane, Claudine
Ali is the image of modern Africa. He happily returns from a football match on his motorbike but a nasty surprise is waiting for him at his parents' home: he finds Haoua, his bride-to-be, ... See full summary »
Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Zingare Abdoulaye, Sawadogo Bintou, Hemazro Ivonne, Sotigui Kouyaté
82 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A Parisian lad spends a brief, life-changing time with a clan of the Imûhar, a high desert Berber people, called Tuaregs by the French. At age ten, Khénan's mother dies, and his father ... See full summary »
Director: Jacques Dubuisson | Stars: Ibrahim Paris, Mohamed Ichika, Mohamed Ixa, Rhali Ixa
96 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.
Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa, Ali Nuhu
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy
An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life.
Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Dia, Illo Goudal, Safi Faye
45 min | Drama
Cabascabo, a veteran of the French colonial army in Indochina, returns to his home town in Niger, acclaimed by friends and relatives. In fragmented flash-backs, he tells the story of his adventure and the battles in that distant land.
Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Dan Baba Ali, Balarabi
63 min | Documentary
"Wallah - Je te jure" tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal's rural villages, Niger's bus stations and "ghettos" full of ... See full summary »
Director: Marcello Merletto
Based on a traditional African tale. A king has the habit whilst walking in disguise on the streets of his kingdom to listen to the wishes of his own people. One day he overhears two ... See full summary »
Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika
55 min | Drama
A sorcerer (played by the director himself) controls all activities in a village. Manipulating the different parties, the sorcerer promises love, good health and riches in exchange for the ... See full summary »
Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Moussa Alzouma, Oumarou Ganda, Zaïnabou Lobo, Zalika Souley
50 min | Drama
An Islamic faithful returns from his holy pilgrimage to Mecca with the venerated title "el hajji". On his return he falls in love with his daughter's friend Santou, who is already engaged ... See full summary »
Director: Oumarou Ganda | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Joseph Salamatou, Zalika Souley
138 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed
Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »
Director: Martin McCann
95 min | Biography, War
Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, a great warrior named Babatou. Nigerian jumper from the region Dounga Gurunsi invaded the country and settled there. The brave prisoners... See full summary »
Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Lam Dia, Diama, Oumarou Ganda, Mariama
87 min | Drama
A happy home is thrown into a home of war when the wife's flirty little sister comes visiting on holiday and any man she lays her eyes becomes a prey even her sisters husband.
Director: Paul Omoruyi | Stars: Seun Akindele, Damilola Awosemo, Prisca Iwuoha, Eric Obinna
51 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
Alwasi and Aikije, two young Wodaabe sisters, 12 and 11 years old, attend the school of Bangana, in the middle of Niger. They tell us how this school was born and they talk about their ... See full summary »
Director: Francesco Sincich | Stars: Absa Diop, Sokhna Diop
98 min | Documentary
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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai
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Director: Mahamane Bakabe | Stars: Louche Abdou, Yagi Dogo, Zalika Souley
26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
Jackenson is a 13-year-old boxing hopeful from Haiti's notorious Cité Soleil slum who is determined to box his way to the top. As he prepares for his upcoming fight against a rival club, he... See full summary »
Director: Linda Diatta
18 min | Documentary, Drama
The economy conditions our lives. Scarcity is a restriction imposed by nature itself. It is not a human invention. It is an unresolved dilemma. An endless fight for survival.
Director: David Muñoz
90 min | Drama
A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.
Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou
In the middle of a drought, Petanqui - who is responsible for the distribution of food to the population - enjoys a good life, a nice house, lovers and an official car. His son returns from... See full summary »
Director: Kozoloa Yeo | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Douta Seck
5 min | Animation, Short
Sim, the President of the Toad Republic, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. He makes several pompous speeches, and gets a university named after him despite not having done anything to benefit the other toads.
Director: Moustapha Alassane
7 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
A grandmother's life in rural Niger changes when she enters a women's savings group. Will her granddaughter take the next step out of poverty?
Director: Shannon Carroll
34 min | Short
Back from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who immediately identify with cow-boys. A bloody western begins in the savannah...
Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Harouna Diarra, Djingareye Maiga, Zalika Souley, Boubakar Souna
41 min | Documentary | Completed
PRAY is an exploration of mankind`s conversations with the Holy. What divides us, makes us alike. Beautifully shot on location in Jerusalem, Sahara, Himalaya, Ganges and Norway. By being ... See full summary »
Director: Lars Petter Gallefoss
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Director: Djingareye Maiga | Stars: Salah Sannousi, Amina Sidibé, Zalika Souley, Damouré Zika
25 min | Documentary, Short
A man stands at the mouth of a well, donning a rudimentary rope harness. Camera in hand, he dives into the well and starts a 126 meters drop, at the end of which he reaches two men working ... See full summary »
Director: Ingrid Patetta
8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
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69 min | Documentary
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Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Zalika Souley, Moustapha Alassane, Mahamane Bakabe, Moustapha Diop
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Director: Serge Moati | Stars: Djingarey Malga, Boubacar Souna
110 min | Drama
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Director: Serge Moati | Stars: Amboka Alassane, Aboue Boube, Garba Mahmane, Madougou
30 min | Reality-TV, Talk-Show
Ordinary men and women in need of a helping hand have a chance to fulfill their lifelong dreams. Viewers write to the show asking for assistance with their dreams and the two presenters ... See full summary »
Stars: Sedem Ofori, Esi Arhin, Monica Eisenberg, Jeff Kawana
64 min | Documentary | Completed
A group of Wodaabe kids does a special school trip to Niamey, at 800 km from their village in the middle of the bush. This film is the narration of this trip made by a young girl. A girl of the group filmed some of the images of the film.
Director: Francesco Sincich | Star: Absa Diop
30 min | Short
In this hybrid of fiction and documentary, Alassane chronicles the married life of a young Zharma ethnic Muslim couple living in the Niger River valley.
Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Soumana, Zenabou