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.
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.
This South African "neo-western" tells the story of Five Fingers, an outlaw who returns to his small hometown in the Eastern Cape on a quest to restore peace. The film was shot entirely in the Eastern Cape and features a predominantly black cast—it's offers a much needed variation on the classically white film genre.