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Mama Africa Shorts




Thu, Mar 24, 2022
to Mon, Mar 28, 2022

Cinema Awujo (Online)


In honor of Women's History Month, we present four short films from the Mama Africa short film series, released in 2002, which explore the modern African city through intimate stories about motherhood, ambition, and the search for identity.

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Fanta Régina Nacro / Burkina Faso / 2001 / 31mins

A Burkinabé woman wants to send her daughter to school despite her family's resistance.

Hang Time

Ngozi Onwurah / Nigeria and UK / 2001 / 26mins

Hang Time follows Kwame, a promising basketball player who, desperate to provide for his grandmother and sister and obtain a contract in America, accepts a risky proposal.

One Evening in July / Un soir de juillet

Raja Amari / Tunisia / 2000 / 26mins

Saida is a widow who helps prepare women for their wedding ceremonies. When one woman, Miriam, expresses her disgust for the man she is to marry, Saida encourages her dreams of liberation.

Uno’s World

Bridget Pickering / Namibia / 2001 / 26mins

Uno, a beautiful, but weary 25-year-old single mother, is forced to face overwhelming responsibilities after falling in love with a man who does not want commitment.