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Emile Castonguay – MIBFF Co-founder / Programming Director and Joyce Fuerza – Head Programming Coordinator, accepted to share 12 films that really touched them. Narrowing down to 12 films was not an easy task as they are the ones who selected all the 70 films coming from 23 countries. But they did it just for you :

 

OF MIND AND MUSIC  Richie Adams

A disheartened neuroscientist is intent on helping a beautiful street musician who is suffering from memory loss.

THE BODA BODA THIEVES Donald Mugisha, James Tayler

Abel takes up the responsibility of driving his “boda boda” to provide for the family. But a local hustler offers him the chance to be a snatch-and-grab getaway driver.

DRY Stéphanie Linus

Dry is an inspiring movie about Zara and Halima who find themselves in the same cultural trap regardless of their backgrounds.

TERRIBLE LOVE Christopher Thomas

The story of Rufus, a wounded veteran returning home from Iraq with posttraumatic stress disorder, and his devoted wife, Amy.

THINA SOBABILI (THE TWO OF US) Ernest Nkosi

Alexandra Township in South Africa: Siblings Thulani and Zanele’s journey through life knowing that they have no one but each other to lean on.

MANOS SUCIAS Josef Wladyka

A desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars of cocaine up the Pacific coast of Colombia.

THE BLACK PANTHERS: Vanguard of the Revolution Stanley Nelson

This film is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people

SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT  Ben Patterson

Music and politics collide when Pras Michel of the Fugees returns to Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010 to mobilize a presidential campaign for Michel Martelly, AKA Sweet Micky.

DENNIS RODMAN’S BIG BANG IN PYONGANG Collin Offman

Dennis Rodman wants to improve relations between North Korea and the US by staging a historic basketball game between the two countries.

3 1/2 MINUTES TEN BULLETS Marc Silver

3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012.

GAME FACE Michiel Thomas

The film follows both athletes during their coming-out process and sheds light on the obstacles LGBTQ sports players deal with throughout their career

CIDADE DE DEUS 10 ANOS DEPOIS Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal

This documentary tells the story of the young actors who starred in the film City of God and how their lives unfolded after the film’s worldwide success.