Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 African war drama filmwritten, shot, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, about a young boy who survives as his country goes through a horrific war. Shot in Ghana and starring Idris Elba, Ama k. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh, and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, the film is based on the 2005 novel of the same name the book itself being named after a Fela Kuti album.

It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival where it won the Marcello Mastroianni Award. The film was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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