Trending African Movies In Diaspora Showing At TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival popularly known as TIFF is one of the largely populated and attended film festival in the world which has in so many ways transform the way people see the world through film.

Since its launch in 1976, the festival has become one of the biggest events for moviegoers around the world.

On this year’s calendar at the festival, here are some carefully selected movies to check out:


A story about a young boy who fell in love with his classmate at age 11 on the final exam week. But, the disruption at the school threatens their love and a story they won’t forget in a hurry.

A movie shot in Lebanon, Norway and Qatar.


A woman is faced with suicidal thoughts due to her husband’s misfortune as he found himself in jail. But, against all odds, she has to look for a way to be strong due to the society she finds herself and help can only come from her alone!

It is an Egyptian movie.


This is a Nigerian Epic movie that talks about how a man that has modern training and lifestyle suddenly turns into an ancestral masquerade known as “Okoroshi” to begin a spiritual journey.


An amazing an touching story about a teenager who goes by the name, Rocks little brother who lived in fear of separation if discovered that they live together without the protection of an adult. With the help of her friends, she was able to by-pass authorities.


A South African movie that featured a series of events.

A night that should have been romantic turned into a night of accidental murder and sets the newly wedded bride on the run to a friend who is heavily pregnant but seeks to live her rebellious home. They caught up with another friend who is also broken and all three women are on the run to save their lives.


This is a Rwanda movie that showcases a Rwanda catholic school for girls who are to become elite. While there, they share the same dreams, concerns and future ambitions.

These are a few lists of movies out of a host of others showing at TIFF, and they have been carefully selected for viewing pleasure.

Starting date Of TIFF this year, is from 5th of September to 15th of September 2019.

Since 1976, the festival has always been 10 days and has really helped to change the narrative in filmmaking as most filmmakers would love to see their movies showing at TIFF.


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