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Toronto Black Film Festival 2014

The 2nd annual Toronto Black Film Festival features 33 of the top black films from around the world including feature films, documentaries and short films. This year’s programming features nine South African films to honour the late Nelson Mandela. The festival will open with The Forgotten Kingdom, a Lesotho and South African Co-production and the first ever film to be made in Lesotho. Other notable South African films featured include, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, a romantic comedy about an Afrikaans man who falls in love with a Zulu woman and Angels in Exile, a documentary following the seemingly hopeless lives of Durban’s street children.

American films featured include Blue Caprice a dramatisation of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks staring Isaiah Washington, From Above starring Danny Glover, Liberian-set documentary Small Small Thing and closing film The Retrieval.

Chad’s official submission to the 2014 Oscars and the only African submission to Cannes 2014, Grisgris is also featured in this year’s TBFF.

Films from Canada, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Burkina Faso England and Sweden are also represented in this year’s increasingly diverse programming.