Several award-winning African films, including Cannes’ Jury Prize 2010 winner “A Screaming Man”, are now available for streaming in the US on leading African VOD platform Buni.tv.
Shot in Chad and written and directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, “A Screaming Man”, is a subtle and graceful drama on the relationship between a father and a son, in which family tensions are exacerbated by a background of endless civil war.
Celebrated by critics and audiences alike (89% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes), “A Screaming Man” was called “an intelligent, good-looking film and one that confirms Haroun as one of Africa’s leading filmmakers” (Time Out) and “a quiet, tender, finally wrenching story of an individual at the intersection of the personal and the political” (The New York Times).
Other top festival films now available for US viewers on Buni.tv are:
GRIGRIS (2013), directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Official selection at Cannes, Sydney, Dubai, and Chicago film festivals
A 25-year-old man with a paralyzed leg dreams of becoming a dancer and starts to work for a gang of petrol smugglers.
LUCKY (2011), directed by Avie Luthra
Official selection at Toronto, Busan, and Palm Springs film festivals
A young South African orphan learns about life through an unlikely bond with an Indian neighbor.
NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY (2008), directed by Charles Officer
Winner of 10 Genie awards in 2010, including Best Motion Picture
An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
MUNYURANGABO (2007), directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Official selected 2007 Cannes Film Festival, winner of the Grand Prize at the 2007 AFI Film Festival
From opposing ethnic groups, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, “Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends.” “A masterpiece” (Roger Ebert)
DREAMS OF DUST (2006), directed by Laurent Salgues
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
A Nigerian peasant, who goes to look for work in a gold mine in northeastern Burkina Faso, hopes to forget the past in this prison, where the bars are made of dust and wind.
US-subscribers to Buni.tv’s premium service Buni+ can also enjoy a curated selection of top African films including Nigerian blockbusters (FLOWER GIRL, CONFUSION NA WA, HOODRUSH), popular Kenyan movies (NI SISI, NAIROBI HALF LIFE, THE RUGGED PRIEST) or hilarious South African comedies (GOG’ HELEN, SKEEM).
Viewers also have access to a range of free content, including award-winning short films, cult Kenyan and Nigerian political satire programs THE XYZ SHOW and OGAS AT THE TOP, and various documentary programs or short formats.