Africa dreaming

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  • Sophia's homecoming: From Namibia, a woman who has worked as a domestic in Windhoek for 12 years comes home to her husband, children and sister and finds that their lives are irreparably altered.
  • Sabriya: The arrival of a modern, free-spirited woman disrupts the mosaic of male Maghrebi society as represented by two Tunisian chess players.
  • So be it: Based on the play The strong breed, by Wolé Soyinka, follows the destruction of a well intentioned doctor in a remote Senegalese village.
  • The gaze of the stars: Shows the destructiveness of machismo in a Mozambican community.


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  • Four short films on love from Namibia, Tunisia, Senegal, and Mozambique.
  • Originally produced for television broadcast in 1997.
  • DVD format.
  • In Nama, Arabic, French, Wolof and Portuguese with English subtitles.


  • Sophia's homecoming / directed by Richard Pakleppa ; produced by Bridget Pickering -- Sabriya / written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako ; produced by Dora Bouchoucha Fourati -- So be it / written, directed and produced by Joseph Gai Ramaka -- The gaze of the stars / directed by João Ribeiro ; produced by Pedro Pimenta
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