Location Africa


In order to bring attention to African stories and to encourage filming in the continent a special program ”Location Africa" will focus on international productions filmed in Africa.
Location Africa is curated by and co-presented in collaboration with the New York based independent programming and distribution company Seagull Films.

Selection of films in the Location Africa section of CNIFF 2012:


My White Baby/Me Broni Ba Nora
Akosua Adoma Owusu - USA - 2009 - 22m Alla Kovgan - Zimbabwe/UK/USA - 2008 - 35m

“Our own beauty is lost on us.”

“This gorgeous dance-poem has startling color and exquisite details.”
The Unshod Man/Le dechausse In Rhythm of Time
Laurence Attali - Senegal/France - 2003 - 35m Daniel E. Thorbecke, Oli Weiss - Germany - 1999 - 52m

“Love, family and music tell the story of our lives.”

“Nobody wants to leave the fertile soil of their ancestors without any reason and actual threat.”
African Underground: Democracy in Dakar Pumzi
B. Herson, M. McIlvaine, C. Moore - USA/2009 - 69m Wanuri Kahiu - Kenya - 2009 - 20m

“We track youth so that we can change our practices.”

“Asha is Strong, engaging and personable.”
Sunday In Brazzaville
Enric Bach, Adrià Monés - Spain/Congo-Brazzaville - 2011 - 51m

“Danger suffers traffic jams and loves to enjoy the weekend too.”

Al Jazeera Showcase

Co-presented with ENCOUNTERS International Documentary Film Festival

Al Jazeera English (AJE) is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It is the sister channel of the Arabic-language Al Jazeera. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology and sports. The station claims to be the first global high-definition television network. Al Jazeera English is the world's first English-language news channel headquartered in the Middle East. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective to a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who don't have an Anglo-American worldview.


Africa Investigates: Fool's Gold Witness - "On the Brink"
Clive Patterson - Ghana - 2011 - 25m Tom Evans, Kevin Rushby - Kenya - 25m

“Gold is Back!”

“The new face of the dangers posed by globalization.”
People & Power: "King Cobra and the Dragon"
Solange Chatelard, Scott Corben - Zambia - 25m

“Will the Chinese turn to dragon slayers?”