Out of Africa come these critically acclaimed films that express the history and culture of the people.
DARATT, aka DRY SEASON, is a moody, fable-like drama set in postwar Chad. With only three characters and minimal dialogue, award-winning director Mahamat-Salhe Haroun offers a heart-wrenching reflection on injustice and revenge. After a general amnesty has let war criminals off the hook, a bitter grandfather sends his grandson to the big city to kill the man who murdered the boy s father.
THE DESERT ARK is a version of Romeo and Juliet set in an oasis in the Algerian desert. When Amin and Myriam are caught kissing in the dunes, deep-seated religious rivalries are stirred up in their small community.