Loading Events

“African Joy : A Collection of Holiday Shorts”




Tue, Nov 21
to Wed, Nov 29

Cinema Awujo! (Online)


This holiday season Cinema Awujo! presents a collection of classic comedy short films. Sure to spread the holiday cheer, these films encapsulate the unshakeable light heartedness of Africa and her diaspora! Escape from the cold with loved ones to watch these family friendly earlier works of some of Africa’s greatest auteurs! The likes of which include Fanta Régina Nacro, Ekwa Msangi, Christa Eka, and Mahamat Saleh Haroun. Let laughter fill your home as you experience this visual representation of African joy!

About Cinema Awujo!

Cinema Awujo is our online streaming platform. You can watch the film screening on this page during the dates and times of the event. Learn More

Join us for a special conversation between two of these filmmakers, Fanta Régina Nacro and Ekwa Msangi, as they discuss their films and others under the African Joy title, curated by AFF. Explore how African cinema can be lighthearted and break away from the conventional narrative of doom and gloom. You can find the video of the conversation on Cinema Awujo!, right beneath the films.


Tea in the Sahel

Mahamat Saleh Haroun / Chad / 1998 / 8mins

A muslin father unwittingly intoxicated, confides in his son as he never has before.

Soko Sonko / The Market King

Ekwa Msangi / Kenya and USA / 2014 / 22mins

Soko Sonko is a hilarious, fish-out-of-water roller coaster of a journey, about a well-intended dad who goes where no man has gone before...because only women have been there!


Christa Eka Assam / Cameroon / 2013 / 26mins

An irate and stern and uncompromising man changes his attitude toward his pregnant wife after spending a day in her shoes.

A Certain Morning / Un Certain Matin

Fanta Régina Nacro / Burkina Faso / 1992 / 13mins

Tiga, a farmer in Burkina Faso, is working in the bush when he hears a woman shouting for help.