Africa

  • Will My Parents Come to See Me

    Will My Parents Come to See Me

    2022

    28min

    16+

    With destabilising gentleness, Mo Harawe recounts the last hours of the terrorist Farah before his execution.


  • Life on the Horn

    Life on the Horn

    2020

    25min

    16+

    A creeping, almost invisible toxic waste catastrophe is taking place on Somalia's coast.


  • Die Legende vom Nil

    Die Legende vom Nil

    1991

    58min

    16+

    This travel diary describes the journey of the painter Paul Klee in Egypt between 1928 and 1929 through his letters and his paintings.


  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    2005

    1h.10min

    16+

    This film illuminates the poetic-mystical side of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the UN Blue Helmet missions Dag Hammarskjöld.


  • Alimamy

    Alimamy

    2020

    40min

    16+

    To pay for his children's education, Sierra Leonean farmer Alimamy is taking a gamble: he wants to sell the entire cassava harvest at the next market.


  • The Revolution Eats its Children

    The Revolution Eats its Children

    2020

    1h.14min

    16+

    A European theater director wants to stage a play about revolution in Burkina Faso and gets caught up in a real revolution.


  • Perret in France and Algeria

    Perret in France and Algeria

    2012

    1h.50min

    16+

    Documentary filmmaker Heinz Emigholz sketches a biography of the French architects and civil engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret and their buildings.


  • Le Ciel, la Terre et L'Homme

    Le Ciel, la Terre et L'Homme

    2018

    1h.10min

    16+

    The Aït Seghrouchen, a nomadic people from the windswept Moroccan desert, brave sandstorms, watch livestock and the cell phone towers.


  • Nollywood – Filmbusiness African Style

    Nollywood – Filmbusiness African Style

    2020

    1h.5min

    16+

    The second largest film industry in the world is called Nollywood and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


  • The Demon Disease

    The Demon Disease

    2018

    1h.22min

    16+

    In some of West Africa's traditional societies, mental illness and epilepsy are still seen as demonic possession.


  • With God's Grace

    With God's Grace

    2016

    1h.30min

    16+

    At the age of 17, the Gambian woman Sadi fled from the genital mutilation. Through the Sahara, Libya and across the Mediterranean to Sicily.


  • Red Earth White Snow

    Red Earth White Snow

    2018

    1h.11min

    16+

    Filmmaker Christine Moderbacher joins her father to help construct a school in Nigeria and examines her role as "foreign helper".


  • Absent Present

    Absent Present

    2010

    1h.24min

    16+

    When the protagonist of her next film disappears, Angelika Levi decides investigate her protagonist's life.


  • Omulaule Means Black

    Omulaule Means Black

    2003

    1h.5min

    16+

    The largely unknown story of the GDR contract workers from Namibia.


  • Yves' Promise

    Yves' Promise

    2017

    1h.19min

    16+

    Filmmaker Melanie Gärtner looks closely at the fate of one family to illuminate the social structures that lead to flight and migration.


  • God is not Working on Sunday!

    God is not Working on Sunday!

    2015

    1h.22min

    16+

    After the bloody genocide 20 years ago, Rwanda made a remarkable turnaround, which was primarily made possible by the country's women.


  • The Queen's Courtyard

    The Queen's Courtyard

    2006

    1h.20min

    16+

    A personal documentary and biography about the history of a royal family in the unusual African country of Botswana.


  • We Came To Help

    We Came To Help

    2013

    1h.27min

    16+

    Can good cause evil? This documentary investigates the effect of Swiss development assistance in Rwanda before the genocide against the Tutsi.


  • The Fire, a Fowl And an (Un)Forgotten Past

    The Fire, a Fowl And an (Un)Forgotten Past

    2017

    12min

    16+

    Over a hundred years ago, "Togoland", now the Republic of Togo and part of present-day Ghana, was a colonial possession of the German Empire.


  • Little Alien

    Little Alien

    2009

    1h.34min

    16+

    Teenagers try to flee to Europe under life-threatening circumstances, hidden in trucks, where they become the hunted by the border authorities.


  • Honey and Ashes

    Honey and Ashes

    1996

    1h.16min

    16+

    Naima, a doctor, Amina, a graduate, and Leila, a young student, are pursuing their individual routes to an independent life when their paths cross.