Philip Noyce's US-SouthAfrica co-production Catch A Fireand Kevin Macdonald's Uganda-set The Last King Of Scotland are among six world premieres the TorontoInternational Film Festival has added to its line-up as it announced moreselections from the cinema of Africa and the African diaspora.
Noyce's political thrilleris based on the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso, a rebel fighter during theapartheid regime, and stars Derek Luke and Tim Robbins.
Macdonald's film, based onthe novel by Giles Foden, focuses on the relationship between Ugandan dictatorIdi Amin (Forest Whitaker) and his personal physician (James McAvoy) during thedarkest days of that murderousregime.
The four other worldpremieres are Kinshasa Palace,directed by Zeka Laplaine, a Congo-France coproduction, No Place Like Home, directed by Perry Henzell, a Jamaica-UScoproduction, and Sistagod, fromYao Ramesar of Trinidad and Tobago, all three screening in Visions; and Antonia, from Brazil's Tata Amaral, screening inContemporary World Cinema (CWC).
TIFF also added some NorthAmerican premieres including Spike Lee's Venice-bound documentary When TheLevees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts,a look at New Orleans and the rebuilding of livelihoods washed away in the wakeof Hurricane Katrina. It screens in Masters. Tunde Kelani's Abeni, aNigeria-Benin co-production, screens in CWC.