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African Metropolis: Short Films For Six African Cities

'African Metropolis' is a series showcasing six cities and African filmmakers. The film series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival


African Metropolis is a short fiction film series that represents six major African cities in a fresh way. Deemed a “partnership towards new African cinema,” the series was created to promote a new image of African visual art, partiularly film. From 40 scripts collected and reviewed, the six filmmakers were chosen from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi individually.

In the shorts, each filmmaker discusses a multitude of issues affecting their hometowns, including gender equality, forced labor and "unnatural love." Three short films from the series — Berea (South Africa), Homecoming (Kenya) and To Repel Ghosts (Cote D'Ivoire) — will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), from September 5 to September 7. Directors Vincent Moloi (South Africa) and Jim Chuchu (Kenya) will be apart of the crowd at the screenings in TIFF. Head to the African Metropolis website to watch previews of each film.

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