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Original title: Black
German title: Black
Belgium, 2015

Director: Arbi Adil El & Fallah, Bilall
Production company: Caviar Films
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 95 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Mavela, a 15 year-old black teenager, didn’t fit in. That was until she encountered the Black Bronx, a well-known gang of young Africans. She feels at home in the gang, accepted. She has friends now, who get her mixed up in street life. For the very first time, Mavela feels like she belongs. In return, she quickly learns that Black Bronx is a lifetime commitment: Once a gang member, always a gang member. And she has no intention of leaving. One day, however, she meets Marwan.
He’s Moroccan, and a member of the 1080s, another teenage gang and the enemy of the Black Bronx gang. From their first meeting, they know they were made for each other. But a girl who is a member of the Black Bronx gang is not supposed to go around with outsiders. The young couple is forced to hide, seeing each other in secret. But, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go astray... they are quickly found out and have to pay the consequences.

Gijon 2015, Göteborg 2015, Toronto IFF 2015 (awarded), Black Nights Tallinn 2015 (awarded), Zlin 2016, Giffoni 2016, Edinburgh IFF 2016

Website: www.beforfilms.com/#!black/f1iur

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