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Documentary Screening: Les arbres Tanzaniens

9 MUSIC CONCERT: Mouzdalifa Biwi (Mayotte) 10 SPECIAL SCREENING: La Belle et la meute 12 BARAZANI: Seghito 13 BARAZANI: S. Kide & Wakupeti Band 16 FILM SCREENING and debate: The Cleaners 17 CONTEMPORARY DANCE SHOW: MIZANI BY IBUKA DANCE FOUNDATION 18 SPECIAL SCREENING: The Intouchables 19 Francophonie Encounters 20 SPECIAL SCREENING: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes 21 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 22 MUSIC CONCERT: Kajeem 24 cinéma: L’Amour est un crime parfait 25 CINE KIDS: Braguino 26 Paintings Exhibition: Division of Labor 27 cinéma: Les Aventures de Spirou et Fantasio 28 cinéma: Comme des garçons 29 MOVIE SCREENINg: National Canadian Film Day “The Breadwinner” 30 CINE KIDS: Rentrée des classes 32 JOINT EXHIBITION: Reading Machines - NEW WAYS TO EXPERIENCE READING

33 JOINT EXHIBITION: New Dimensions - Virtual Reality Africa 34 JAZZ CONCERT: Man Sulei Tara Jazz

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Alliance Française de Dar es Salaam On Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road (Behind Las Vegas Casino)


Chers amis de l’Alliance française, Chers étudiants, L’année a commencé en fanfare avec trois magnifiques expositions (World Press Photo exhibition, Solo exposition d’Amani Abeid et collection d’instruments de Gérard Bruno), nous espérons que vous avez pris autant de plaisir que nous à les découvrir. Au-delà de leur dimension esthétique, chacune aura invité le spectateur à s’interroger sur notre monde, sur notre environnement et sur le nécessaire projet éducatif à défendre. Revenons maintenant au mois de Mars n’est pas un mois comme les autres pour les amoureux de la langue française. C’est en Mars qu’a lieu chaque année la semaine de la francophonie. Cet événement qui met à l’honneur la langue française se tiendra cette année du 18 au 23 mars. Porté par les ambassades et représentations diplomatiques francophones, ce rendez-vous permet de diffuser les valeurs de la langue française dans le monde. Il sera l’occasion d’une programmation culturelle riche, variée et éclectique... à l’image du projet culturel de l’Alliance française à Dar es Salaam. Des œuvres venues de plusieurs continents seront présentées au cours de la semaine, et c’est sous plusieurs formes que la culture francophone est programmée : concerts, films, débats… Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir de nombreux enfants tanzaniens, engagés dans l’apprentissage du français lors d’une matinée spéciale de rencontres artistiques avec les élèves de l’école française Arthur Rimbaud. En Avril, nous reconduisons notre partenariat avec le Haut-Commissariat du Canada pour la journée internationale du film canadien avec la présentation d’un bijou du cinéma d’animation « THE BREADWINNER » de Nora Twomey. Enfin, nous célébrerons la journée internationale du jazz, le 30 avril avec l’accueil d’un groupe de Zanzibar repéré lors du dernier festival « Sauti za Busara ». Je vous souhaite une nouvelle fois d’apprécier la richesse des découvertes, échanges et apprentissages proposés.


A bientôt dans votre Alliance Française!

Dear friends of Alliance Française, Dear students, The year started in fanfare with three splendid exhibitions (World Press Photo exhibition, Solo exhibition by Amani Abeid and collection of instruments by Gérard Bruno), we hope that you enjoyed like us by discovering them. Beyond their aesthetic aspect, each one attracted the viewer to ask oneself about our world, our environment and the important educational project to defend. Let’s move back to March, is not a month like others for the lovers of French language. It is in March of each year that the Francophone Week is organized. This event that honors the French language will be organized in this year from March 18 to 23. Organized by the Francophone embassies and diplomatic missions, this event facilitates the spread the values of the French language in the world. It will be an opportunity for a rich cultural, diverse and eclectic program... like cultural project of Alliance Française in Dar es Salaam. Artworks from different continents will be presented during the week, and Francophone culture is programmed in different forms such as concerts, films, debates... We will be delighted to welcome several Tanzanian children involved in learning of French during a special morning of artistic meetings with the students of Arthur Rimbaud French School. In April, we will extend our partnership with the Canadian High Commission for International Film Day with the presentation of jewel of animation cinema “THE BREADWINNER” by Nora Twomey’. Finally, we will celebrate the International Jazz Day on April 30 by welcoming a group from Zanzibar spotted during the last “Sauti za Busara” festival.

Frédéric TIBERTI


I wish you once again the best of luck in appreciating the rich discoveries, exchanges and learning offered.

See you soon at your French Alliance and everywhere in the city!


Documentary Screening

FRI 1st MAR 2019

les arbres Tanzaniens In Tanzania, Jeji B. is interested in the ancestral practices of the Makondé tribe, which he knows well, and he has made more than 250 wooden drums, thus bringing genuine works of art, reminiscent of memory and with its precious history, is a genuine act of resistance to the ravages of globalization, which in a subterranean but inescapable way robs the country’s wealth and begins the soul of the Tanzanian people. The forest is disappearing, taking with her the art of making instruments, music, and a whole section of the country’s culture.

This screening will be followed by Q&A session which will be held after the screening.

Director: Julie Clavier Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 8


WED 6th MAR 2019

Mouzdalifa Biwi (Mayotte) The association Mouzdalifa Biwi was created in 1989 in slaughterhouse. It is a women’s association with 50 people. The group performs traditional dance, Biwi. Mouzdalifa Biwi is a dynamic women group who enjoys traditional dances, outings and trips. They also make gastronomic meals, sports and cultural activities.

Alliance Française | 7 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 9

SPECIAL SCREENING International Women’s Day

FRI 8TH MAR 2019

La Belle et la meute (2017) At a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian, meets Youssef’s eyes. A few hours later, Mariam wanders in the street in shock. Begins for her a long night during which she will have to struggle for the respect of her rights and dignity. But how can we get justice when it is on the side of the executioners?

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 10

Learn Kiswahili for adults Morning, Evening & Private Tuition

Register Now info@afdar.com +255 (0) 687 481 374 @Alliance_Dar


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WED 13th mAR 2019

Seghito Seghito is a jazz, blues and afro soul singer from East Africa, Tanzania. She started performing live at the age of 18 and is passionate about introducing alternative music to her native country an engaging performer with strong vocals and personality she is working on telling African entertainment stories through a mic and jazzy passion. Seghito released her very first EP called Swahili vintage and will be performing it for the first time at Barazani.

Alliance Franรงaise | 7 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 12


WED 13th mAR 2019

S. Kide & Wakupeti Band Shamte Mohammed aka ‘S Kide’ is a composer and singer of the urban singeli style. The youthful and energetic singeli music and dance craze emerged from the ‘ghetto’ suburbs of Dar es Salaam in recent years - and is rapidly attracting attention beyond the borders of Tanzania. In 2008, he was invited to perform at a concert organised by Times FM that also featured Fuse ODG from Ghana. This massively increased his confidence and popularity. In 2009, he performed alongside local artists including Alikiba, Yamoto Band, Madee and Snura at the Concert Against Malaria campaign. Since then, S Kide has recorded 150 songs, including “Diamond Kabla Hajatoka” that currently has half a million views on YouTube.

Alliance Française | 7 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 13


18TH - 23TH MARCH 2019





PROGRAM TuesdAy, MARch 19Th - 5.45 PM : Projection of the documentary “The cleaners” directed by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewick followed by a debate. Night organized by the Embassy of Switzerland at the National Museum. WednesdAy, MARch 20Th - 6.30 PM : Contemporary dance by Ibuka Dance Foundation (IDF) at Alliance Française organized by the High commission of Canada. ThuRsdAy, MARch 21sT - 6.30 PM : Projection of the film “Intouchables” by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano proposed by the French Embassy at the Alliance Française. FRidAy, MARch 22nd - 9 AM : “Francophonie Encounters” suggested in partnership with the DAFTA and the french school Arthur Rimbaud. FRidAy, MARch 22nd - 6.30 PM : “Hochelaga, Lands of Souls” by François Girard. Screening proposed by the High Commission of Canada at Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam. sATuRdAy, MARch 23Rd - 8 AM : Football Tournament at Jakaya Kikwete Youth Park, organized by the Belgium Embassy. sATuRdAy, MARch 23Rd - 7 PM : Closing event at Nkurumah Hall at the UDSM with the concert of three musical groups: • creative Arts Band (UDSM students) • Malaïka Band and christian Bella : Congolese Rumba group based in Dar es Salaam • Kajeem : French-Ivorian Reggae group




tue 19th MAR 2019

The Cleaners To celebrate the Francophonie and its values, the Embassy of Switzerland is pleased to offer a platform to discuss the challenges of the modern information society for human rights, with the screening of The Cleaners, a documentary awarded at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights 2018. The Cleaners is a journey into a hidden shadow industry in Manila, Philippines, right into the heart of digital censorship - where the internet has to be “cleaned� of controversial content. Who controls what we see and what we think? A panel discussion will follow with participation of the audience. Cocktail reception at the end of the evening.



wed 20th MAR 2019

MIZANI BY IBUKA DANCE FOUNDATION This year, Canada will profile a former Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) recipient, Ibuka Dance Foundation (IDF), which was founded by Anna Bussey. Mizani is an educational dance performance with a message of gender equality in Tanzanian society. The piece was created in 2016 with a CFLI grant to recruit female dancers, create a dance performance about gender equality and tour to local government schools. A second grant from CFLI last year enabled Ibuka to develop the piece further and to bring Mizani on a Tanzanian nationwide with the message of gender quality through dance. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

Alliance Franรงaise | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 17


THUR 21st MAR 2019

The Intouchables (2011) The film begins at night in Paris. Driss (Sy) is driving Philippe’s (Cluzet) Maserati Quattroporte at high speed. They are soon chased by the police: when they are caught, Driss, unfazed, doubles his bet with Philippe, convinced they can get an escort. In order to get away with his speeding, Driss claims the quadriplegic Philippe must be urgently driven to the emergency room; Philippe pretends to have a stroke and the fooled police officers eventually escort them to the hospital. As the police leave them at the hospital, Philippe asks what will they do now, to which Driss answers: “Now let me take care of it.” as they drive off. The story of the two men is then told as a flashback, which takes up almost the rest of the film.

Director: Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano.

Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 18

Francophonie Encounters

fri 22nd MAR 2019

Francophonie Encounters As part of the cultural week “Francophonie” students from the French school Arthur Rimbaud and the Association of French teachers in Dar es Salaam (DAFTA) will participate in a karaoke competition. They will sing a selection of the most beautiful French songs. The objective of this show is to promote the French language and to involve the youth in the promotion of French cultural heritage.

Alliance Française | 10 am | FREE ENTRANCE 19


fri 22nd MAR 2019

Hochelaga, Terre des ร‚mes A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny begins investigating, and he will discover the multitude of generations who have occupied this land, each with buried secrets. Baptiste then sets out to find what he has spent his career searching for: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS explores 750 years of history in one single spot where the souls of all centuries and all cultures come together. Language: French (English Subtitles)

Director: Franรงois Girard

Alliance Franรงaise | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 20

Francophonie Football SAT Tournament


23rd MAR 2019

Saturday 23th of March, 8:00 – 14:00 Jakaya M. Kikwete Youth Park, Kisarawe Street, Ilala, Dar es Salaam

Public event Organised by the Embassy of Belgium in Tanzania Information: daressalaam@diplobel.fed.be

KINGDOM OF BELGIUM Federal Public Service

Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

jakaya m. kikwete park | 8 AM TO 2 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 21


SAT 23rd MAR 2019

Kajeem French-Ivorian Reggae group Kajeem is presented as the reggae intellectual, preferring to describe himself as an activist of words. A key artist on the Ivorian scene and named as one of the best of his generation, Kajeem fascinates with his charisma as well as his commitment, his influence and his creativity. From 1995 to the present, albums after albums he has imposed his ragga-reggae heavily impregnated with soul and rap, and a lively flow that gives it a very personal style. He collaborates and very closely in many music projects produced by the CICR, IRC, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and leads many actions in favor of LA PAGE BLANCHE, an institution for children with intellectual disabilities of which he is the ambassador. The universal scope of its committed texts reflects a conscious and positive generation. With participation of: Malaika Band and Christian Bella and Creative Arts Band (UDSM students).

Nkurumah Hall at the UDSM | 7 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 22


cinéma CINE CLUB

FRI 29th MAR 2019

L’Amour est un crime parfait (2013) Living with his dominating and eccentric sister in their mountain lodge, Marc is caught between work, the absolutely stunning architecture of the college, and home, a beautifully appointed place of warmth and wood. The divergent physical spaces reflect his Jekyll-and- Hyde personality. One is where he meets the women he beds, the other is his playground. When an attractive student disappears and her stepmother arrives on campus determined to uncover her life is about to become even more so.

Director: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu

Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 24


SAT 30TH MAR 2019

Braguino (2017) In the middle of the Siberian taiga, 450 miles from the nearest village, live two families: the Braguines and the Kilines. Not a single road leads there. A long trip on the Ienissei River, first by boat, then by helicopter, is the only way to reach Braguino. Self-sufficient, both families live there according to their own rules and principles. In the middle of the village: a barrier. The two families refuse to speak. In the river sits an island, where another community is being built: that of the children. Free, unpredictable, wild. Stemming from the fear of the other, that of wild beasts, and the joy procured by the immensity of the forest, unravels a cruel tale in which tensions and fear give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.

Director: ClĂŠment Cogitore

Alliance Française | 11 AM | FREE ENTRANCE 25

Paintings Exhibition OPENING TUE


9th APR 2019

18th APR 2019

Division of Labor by Masoud KIBWANA Coming from Mtwara Region, Masoud is a painter who lives and works in the Dar es Salaam City. Having seen the importance of other genres of art as well as other professions in his community, Masoud Kibwana desires to explore more on division of labour. Masoud conducted a qualitative research on division of labour in the art industry which led him to conclude that everyone is unique and special in his field. He went further to prepare paintings and installations to show case. It’s time for the community to appreciate the uniqueness in every piece of art. His work gives a room for meditation of how the community can work with different entities in accomplishing a common goal.



FRI 12th APR 2019

Les Aventures de Spirou et Fantasio (2018) When Spirou, pretended groom in a Palace, meets Fantasio, reporter scupper, everything starts very hard ... and rather badly! These two have no chance of becoming friends. However, when the Comte de Champignac, inventor as brilliant as it is excentric, is kidnapped by the henchmen of the infamous Zorglub, our two heroes immediately set out to find him.

Director: Alexandre Coffre Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 27

cinéma CINE CLUB

FRI 15TH APR 2019

Comme des garçons (2017) Reims, 1969. Paul Coutard, inveterate seducer and sports reporter on a daily basis the Champenois, decides to organize a football match female to defy its director at the annual fete of the journal. Its best enemy, Emmanuelle Bruno, Executive Secretary, is found obliged to attend. Without the knowledge, they will launch together in the creation of the first women football team of France.

Director: Julien Hallard Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 28


WED 17th APR 2019

National Canadian Film Day “The Breadwinner” Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Based on children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Director: Nora Twomey Alliance Française | 6.30 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 29


SAT 27TH APR 2019

Rentrée des classes In a small village in Provence, on the first day of school, a young boy throws his bag into the river on a bet, and the retrieval of it leads to a thrilling adventure.

Director: Jacques Rozier

Alliance Française | 11 AM | FREE ENTRANCE 30




29TH APR 10th MAY 2019 2019

Reading Machines - NEW WAYS TO EXPERIENCE READING Digital technology has eliminated the borders between disciplines and given new thought to relations between authors and readers. These new storytelling and reading territories help explore new perspectives in the realm of literary creation, hence transforming one’s relations to books, paper and digital “machines”. France stands out internationally as a result of its creative dynamism and highquality production. French authors, editors, producers and designers are today seizing the latest technology and endeavor to produce works of a new genre. The Institut Français, through its ‘‘Reading Machines’’ exhibit, will unravel a selection of works illustrating such new reading experiences that make French creation ever so rich and unique..




29TH APR 10th MAY 2019 2019

New Dimensions - Virtual Reality Africa New Dimensions presents a selection of Virtual Reality productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana. Each of these works offers a view of the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary Africa. Virtual Reality Africa was co-produced by Electric South and the Goethe-Institut South Africa and supported by Big World Cinema, Blue Ice Docs and the Bertha Foundation.


jazz concert International Jazz Day

TUE 30th apr 2019

JAZZ CONCERT BY Man Sulei Tara Jazz One of the best jazz pianists in Tanzania, Suleiman Makame aka Man Sulei is also a graduate and teacher at the Dhow Countries Music Academy. In recent years he has developed a unique and personal sound, fusing traditional taarab with jazz piano, double bass and drums. As a result, you hear pieces that sound like taarab and jazz classics at the same time. Welcome to Tara Jazz! In Partnership with UNESCO.

Alliance Franรงaise | 7 PM | FREE ENTRANCE 34

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