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Nigeria / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Adeleke Togun

Producer: Blessing Uzzi

Cast: Wale Ojo, Kiki Omeili, Nengi Adoki

We follow an accomplished writer for six hours of what could on another day have just ended as another in the life.

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The Little Match Girl
South Africa / Drama / 12 minutes

Director: Kim Geldenhuys

Producer: Ashleigh Jarratt

Cast: Farren Lategan

An adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s famous short story by the same title, The Little Match Girl. A sad tale of a young girl who tries to sell matches to feed her homeless family, but neglected, dies alone on the cold streets of Cape Town.

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Trinou
Tunisia / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Nejib Kthiri

Producer: Nejib Kthiri, Ilyes Blagui, Omar Ben-Ali

Cast: Mohamed Grayaa, Max Pemberton, Kaouther Dhaouadi

Omar has a dream: The girl at London’s St. Pancras station. He has seen her in a magazine photograph that he returns to time and time again. She is the fuel for a daydream that is as cruel as Omar’s uncaring step-father.

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Hawawshi
Egypt / Drama / 5 minutes

Director: Waleed Bedour

Writer: Isabella Jackson

Producer: Ahmed Barbary, Annika Johnson

Cast: Mouna Soualem

When Farida witnesses Eva getting sexually assaulted, she tries to stand up to the harasser. The situation doesn't go as expected.
This student film is shot through Brooklyn College - Feirstein Grad School of Cinema.