South Africa, Congo and Niger. Alliance Française de Durban gives a voice to African filmmakers through 4 moving and powerful documentaries with the exceptional presence of one of the directors during the projection of her film!

From 17:30
Free screenings in French
with English subtitles
Pizzas, popcorn and drinks
Safe parking

Wednesday, 03 Febuary
Zulu Return
1h35, by gugulethu, South Africa, 2020


South Africa-US co-produced documentary Zulu Return that features one of the pioneers of hip hop movement Afrika Bambaataa and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Zulu Return is a story about Universal Zulu Nation that exists in New York and other parts of America, the director’s struggles to accept herself as a Zulu woman, and Afrika Bambaataa coming to Africa. The director will give us the honor of being present during the screening of her film.


Wednesday, 10 Febuary
Maman Colonelle / Mama Colonel
– 1h12, Dieudo Amadi

RDCColonel Honorine worked in Bukavu’s police force for years as part of the Child Protection and Anti-Sexual Violence Unit, highly regarded for its effectiveness and the confidence it has able to restore in the community. But when Colonel Honorine is transferred to Kisangani, she must start over from scratch. Shortly after arriving in her new post, dozens of victims of sexual violence from the 6-Day War between Rwandan and Ugandan troops, land in her office. Thus begins a new challenge for the Colonel who is determined to fight for the recognition and support of these forgotten women, these outdated lives.


Wednesday, 17 Febuary
Système K / System K
1h34, Renaud Barret, Congo Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017

In the urban jungle counting over 13 million inhabitants, amid social and political chaos, an eclectic and bubbling street art scene is emerging. Underground visual artists, musicians and performers create out of nothing, using recycled objects and their own bodies to express their anger, but also their dreams for change. Despite the constant harassment of the authorities, the strong taboos of a traditional society and the personal struggles of the artists, the movement can no longer be stopped.


Wednesday, 25 Febuary
L’Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree
– 52min, Aicha Macky, Niger

The director who is a married woman without any children in real life, confronts with the issue of infertility which is a concern in Niger. She shares a collection of stories about wives and husbands who refuse to be tested.