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TIFF Films from Africa and the Middle East

TIFF Films from Africa and the Middle East

This year in Toronto is a particularly strong year for Africa and Palestine, with films from Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
and South Africa. The list includes world premieres but also films that launched their career in the Berlinale, Cannes and Venice.

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Below are listed the titles, just click on the link for full programming note and screening dates.
“3000 Nights”
dir. Mai Masri

“As I Open My Eyes”

dir. Leyla Bouzid
dir. Charlie Vundla
dirs. Arab & Tarzan Nasser

“The Endless River”

dir. Oliver Hermanus
“The Idol”
dir. Hany Abu-Assad
dir. Yared Zeleke

“Let Them Come”

dir. Salem Brahimi
“Much Loved”
dir. Nabil Ayouch

“Price of Love”
dir. Hermon Hailay

“Starve Your Dog”

dir. Hicham Lasri

“Story of Judas”

dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
“Very Big Shot” dir. Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
“Nasser” dir. Jihan El-Tahri
Some short films from Africa and the Middle East were selected out of the thousands of shorts submitted to TIFF. Brilliant emerging
voices, including Ely Dagher (Lebanon) who won the award for short film in Cannes.
“Waves ’98”
dir. Ely Dagher
“New Eyes”
dir. Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
“The Call”
dir. Zamo Mkhwanazi
“The Society”
dir. Osama Rasheed

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