Dir. Lonesome Solo
In this gritty, inventively shot portrait of the Ivorian capital of Abidjan (a selection at last year’s New Directors/New Films), a wide-eyed cigarette seller hawks his wares on Princess Street, a famous spot for bars, dance clubs, and exciting nightlife. Now 21 years old he is desperate for a way out of the ghetto, but despite his brother’s exhortations, he becomes embroiled in the city’s criminal underground and finds himself running from the law. Ivory Coast. In French and Nouchi with English subtitles.
Dir. Ishaya Baku
Censored by Nigerian officials, this powerful documentary uncovers the government fraud behind a gasoline subsidy that stole seven billion dollars from the Nigerian people. Nigeria. In Pidgin, Yoruba & Hausa with English subtitles.