The Revolution Won’t be Televised, Rama Thiaw

Stream some of Africa’s best documentaries this March, 2018. From women-focused films to a range of doccies from across Africa and beyond, there is something for everyone on #AfriDocsAnytime.

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Aji Bi, Under the Clock Tower |Raja Saddiki | Morocco | 2015 | 66 min

The film follows the small community of Senegalese women who are living and working in Casablanca, in limbo between “regularisation” in Morocco, or attempting to “cross” to Europe. With humour and sensitivity, the film documents their daily life, as well as their struggles – trying to organise themselves and survive in a Moroccan society that is at the same time generous and hostile.

Strike A Rock | Aliki Saragas | South Africa | 2017 | 87 min

After a massacre shakes the foundations of their poverty stricken mining community, Marikana, two grandmothers rise up out of their homes and lead their community in a fight against seemingly insurmountable odds for justice and dignity. From fighting on-the-ground to the corridors of power, how will they make their voices heard?
Durban Amnesty International Award for Human Rights, 2017
Encounters Audience Award, 2017
Best South African Documentary, Durban International Film Festival, 2017

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The Revolution Won’t be Televised | Rama Thiaw | 2016 | 110 min
Thiat and Kilifeu, Senegalese activists and underground hip-hop singers, lead this one-year revolution against President Wade, until his fall in 2012. But what is beyond a revolution? Will the two friends succeed in their 17-year long quest for recognition as musicians? By highlighting an emerging African urban youth movement, the revolution won’t be televised, but it will be documented.

Jalanan | Daniel Ziv | Indonesia | 2013 | 108 min
Boni, Ho & Titi are three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta. Jalanan follows these young marginalized musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city.

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