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Want to watch films by Africa’s most talented women directors? Stream these movies now!

African women are among the most imaginative filmmakers working today, and streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Demand Africa are all making sure that the films by these talented storytellers reach as many people as possible. The movies by these directors explore love, family, friendship, identity, and other universal themes in a way that only someone with a rich African heritage could, and these fives films, all currently streaming on Demand Africa, represent the brightest African women in the film business.

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Love Or Something Like That by Shirley Frimpong-Manso

A newlywed’s life is turned upside down when a shocking diagnosis threatens her marriage and her medical career in the movie Love Or Something Like That by Ghanaian director Shirley Frimpong-Manso. The 2014 film follows Kwarley Mettle as she tries to keep her life together once her ex re-appears just as Kwarley appears to have it all.

Stream Love Or Something Like That here and watch the trailer below.

Waithira by Eva Munyiri

The documentary Waithira follows filmmaker Eva Njoki Munyiri as she searches for information about her paternal grandmother. Having left her birth country Kenya, at the age of 14, the director takes viewers along on her quest as she discovers untold histories of her family and learns the true meaning of her namesake and her family’s matriarch, Waithira.

Stream Waithira here and watch the trailer below.

Flower Girl by Michelle Bello

A romantic comedy by British-Nigerian filmmaker Michelle Bello, Kemi is determined to marry her boyfriend Umar, even though Umar is more focused on his career than walking down the aisle. When their relationship becomes strained, Kemi turns to movie star Tunde to get back at Umar in this sweet romantic comedy.

Stream Flower Girl here and watch the trailer below.

Suwi by Musola Cathrine Kaseketi

An autobiographical film from Zambia’s first professional female director Musola Cathrine Kaseketi, Suwi tells the story of Suwilanji, a young woman whose life is changed once she becomes handicapped after a tragic accident. Suwi tackles tough topics surrounding stereotypes and misunderstandings about disability, and addresses issues of poverty, AIDS and youth homelessness.

Stream Suwi here and watch the trailer below.

Through Her Eyes by Xolile Tshabalala

Somi’s life is thrust into a tailspin when she should be her happiest in this short film by South African actress and director Xolile Tshabalala. Right before her wedding, Somi discovers that her fiancé may be sleeping with her best friend, and family turmoil arises when she tells her mother that she wants her estranged father to walk her down the aisle in this drama.

Stream Through Her Eyes here and watch the trailer below.

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