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This movie demonstrates that optimism is in fact the most important tool of everyday life in Africa and survives where it is allied to the people. Javad Zeiny, Jahan, Iran
Amansa tiafi (Public Toilet Africa) is an energetic, fun, and clever noir comedy. Its unique puzzle narrative and confident flow make it a truly impressive debut. Yun-hua Chen, Film International, USA
Even if it also plays with genre cinema, Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah’s Amansa tiafi (Public Toilet Africa) is able to open an original, non-linear path in storytelling, so demonstrating how being lost in cinema can convey a strong both documentary and fictional experience. Through a kind of filmic jam session, Otherness finds here a wonderful form of expression. Giuseppe Di Salvatore & Ruth Baettig, FILMEXPLORER, Switzerland
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A universal tale about growing up that is surprising for the way the documentary hides itself in this film, reminiscent of Boyhood and Honeyland, but naturally treads its own path and runs, runs far, although with the same intensity. Mauricio Ribeiro, Spoiler Movies, Brazil
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Dealing with material dependence as a characteristic of underdevelopment and dictatorial memories in Latin America. Vitor Velloso, Vertentes do Cinema, Brasil
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Natural disasters are often the basis for “misery porn” movies. Carlo Francisco Manatad, however, manages to shoot a film that is anything but, implementing dark humor, magical realism and social drama in a visually impressive package that is both contextually rich and rather entertaining. Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse, Greece
Film post catastrophe frisant la perfection, Kun maupay man it panahon de Carlo Francisco Manatad mêle avec brio réalisme, humour et critique de la foi extrême. Remy Dewarrat, clap.ch, Svizzera
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Filled with great rage and with great sadness, this Tunisian drama creates an epic evocation of a country in ruin. Never giving into misery, it constantly surprises and delights in its tale of resilience and hope. Redmond Bacon, Dmovies, United Kingdom
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Wet Sand est un cri cathartique, à la fois tendre et impétueux, qui donne la parole à ceux qui ont été privés de la liberté d'exister. Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa, Belgio
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Je choisis Zahorí de Marí Alessandrini, un hommage poétique à la diversité qui nous fait rêver d’un monde sans limites comme la steppe de la Patagonie. Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa, Belgio
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