Directed by Ngozi Onwurah/Bridget Pickering/Zulfah Otto-Sallies
English-language, African-made film shorts in this anthology present a
universal message of how the promise of youth can be threatened by
temptation. In Hangtime (Ngozi Onwurah, Nigeria), a promising
basketball star is lured by a gang leader. In Uno's World (Bridget
Pickering, South Africa/Nigeria), a single mother foolishly gets involved
with a diamond smuggler. Then, a woman struggles to leave her drug-dealing
past behind her in Raya (Zulfah Otto-Sallies, South Africa). Talented
singer, rapper, and actress Queen Latifah introduces each film.
"...well-acted, no-frills films...blunt and challenging..." (Stephen Holden,
New York Times). 89 minutes.