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11 Films From the African Diaspora to Look Out For At the Toronto International Film Festival

Here are 11 films from the diaspora showing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is just around the corner. The widely attended festival will run from September 7-17, and feature a host of film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, galleries and more.

There are a number of films showing at this year's festival, that we're seriously looking forward to seeing. From dramas to romantic comedies, to documentaries and even westerns, this year's selection offers an eclectic mix of films from actors and filmmakers from across the diaspora.

Below are 11 films to keep an eye out for at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Visit TIFF's website for the full lineup.

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Directed by Senegalese filmmaker, Alain Gomis, this Kinshasha-set drama tells the story of  a young, independent bar singer searching for a way to save her son after he is hospitalized.

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South African Spaghetti Western ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ Is Almost Here

After seven long years of research and development, the Michael Matthew and Sean Drummond-led production is a step closer to its 2017 release.

Heavily influenced by American westerns of the spaghetti and John Ford-era variety, South African film duo Michael Matthew and Sean Drummond have finally wrapped principal photography on thriller, Five Fingers for Marseilles.

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