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African Film Festival of Ottawa
October 14, 2016 until October 22, 2016

The cinemas of Africa consistently deliver some of most impressive, urgent, and engaged films in all of contemporary world cinema. Our second annual festival once again showcases the best of African cinema’s diverse and extraordinary films and filmmakers. The quintet of daring films selected this year are all Ottawa premieres, and together reveal five impressive and emerging voices from across the five regions of the African continent. They are at once celebratory, critical, contemplative, and reflexive of contemporary African realities, political and personal.

In partnership with Carleton University's Film Studies and African Studies departments, the Canadian Film Institute is proud to present this second edition of the African Film Festival of Ottawa.

General Admission: $13
CFI Members, Seniors, Students: $9
Carleton University Students/Staff: FREE!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office, outside the theatre starting 30 min before each film. No advance tickets available.

River Building Theatre, 43 Campus Ave.
3rd Floor (Theatre) • 2nd Floor (Box Office)

How to get there:
Walk from Hog's Back or Old Ottawa South (20 min)
Bike along the Rideau Canal and park in front
Take the OTrain from the Transitway
Ride OCTranso on the #4 or #7
Drive and park inside or near the building


Leyla Bouzid  •  Tunisia  •  2015  •  103 min
English sub-titles
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer  •  South Africa  •  2015  •  91 min
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun  •  Chad  •  2016  •  82 min
English sub-titles
Alain Gomis  •  Senegal  •  2012  •  86 min
English sub-titles
Kivu Ruhorahoza  •  Rwanda  •  2015  •  78 min
English sub-titles