National Diploma follows a group of Congolese high-school students about to take the state exam in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dieudo Hamadi’s documentary closely follows them as they prepare for the test, from the benches of the school they are regularly ejected from because they haven’t paid the fees the teachers unfairly inflict upon their students, to the communal house where they gather to study, and the chaotic city streets of Kisangani they walk trying to find a living.

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The Road We Travel
Aidan Belizaire, Uganda/UK, 2014, 38m
English and Swahili with English subtitles

After arriving in Uganda, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay—which forces him to embrace a culture very different than his own.