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CONTENTS 2013 27.
62. Venue Map
63. ZIFF Team
Chairmanâ€™s Welcoming Address/ZIFF Board CEO Greetings
Opening Film & Premieres
MPA Music & Performing Arts Children Panorama
ZIFF Jury & Awards
Synopses: Long Features
Sembene Award & Jury
Synopses: Short Movies
Bongo Movies Award Workshops, Forums, Exhibitions & Conferences
64-65. Festival Schedule
A word from ZIFF
CHAIRMAN’S WELCOMING ADDRESS: A SHARED HISTORY
Mahmoud T. Kombo Chairman ZIFF BOARD
Hello everyone and welcome to ZIFF 2013. In moments of utter despondency we are always comforted by reflections of the past, our past in history, culture, dhow meeting places, religions and traditions that we have endured and ultimately triumphed over the years. The definitive shared history goes with the saying “our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall”. As ZIFF Chairman, I would like to reiterate that ZIFF has kept alive the culture, vibrancy and activities of the Stone Town and its heritage over the number of years that we are now celebrating our 16th year in 2013. The festival mood spreads from Forodhani Park to Old Fort to the Villages in Unguja Island to Chake Chake, Wete and Mkoani Towns as seen in our programmes. I would once again reiterate my call to all Zanzibar and Zanzibari businesses, to our dear brothers and sisters in Tanzania Mainland and East African businesses, hotels, artists, producers, directors, film makers, media professionals and all other organizations, to use the ZIFF platform which is there for them and others around the globe, through their maximum participation and sponsorship at different levels. So far this has not been utilised to maximum effect, but we are jointly working hard to create the required awareness. It is sometimes difficult to believe the distance people travel to attend our festival and be here with us but our next-door neighbours do miss such an opportunity. Therefore my key message here to all the film makers, artists, media, Hotels and Tourism businesses, Advertising agencies and the rest is for your maximum participation into our ZIFF Platform. In history we learn many lessons and as we all know history is a relentless teacher which visualizes the future.. If we fail to learn the many lessons of history or our past, then we fail to share the knowledge that we have all created, therefore we stand for reprove as we find ourselves inadequate in the wisdom of the present. This is the shared history of humanity. A Shared History we have with the Diaspora, those unbreakable sinews encasing memories, dreams, nightmares, traumas and secrets of the DNA of feeling passed through limbos and rooted in the trajectories of a shared essentialism. Finally I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to our longest time serving main sponsor ZUKU through Wananchi Group who have been with us as our main sponsors and partners in development of the festival since the last year and for the next 8 years. Thank you ZUKU together Fatma Alloo Hassan Mitawi with all other sponsors that have supported us this year and over a number of years. I would like to send a special note of appreciation to all other sponsors who have been there for ZIFF throughout. Other key sponsors that have supported us this year are all listed in the last page of this catalogue. I say to you all Ahsante sana.
It is at ZIFF 2013 that we celebrate A Shared History spreading from principal locations to remote
areas such as the Scenic Old Fort Amphitheatre with seating capacity of 1500 pax in Unguja Island to Pemba Island – Chake and Wete: 2 cinema halls with 500 seats each. Others include Mobile outdoor screening in villages. This is also our legacy of A Shared History for ZIFF 2013! I hope you enjoy the moment of joy from the raising the sail in the opening ceremony to the drawing of the dhow sail on closing night. Karibuni Nyote. Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, ZIFF Board Chairman
Photo taken by Sofi Soud, 4 years Old Girl
We have always maintained that ZIFF will forever endeavour to use the art of the cinema to raise
Prof. Martin Mhando CEO/Festival Director
awareness in society and to celebrate what this year’s theme beautifully expresses- A Shared History. The spirit of the Dhow Countries has always been that of sharing – sharing the values of justice, freedom, love and harmony in our history of maritime relations. Through this shared experience of watching films in the encapsulating darkness of a room or a dark night we aim to provoke, prompt and stimulate perspectives that only cinema can do so well. Through this year’s films we recognise and affirm identities and cultures, we reflect on issues of cultural integrity and attempt to achieve a balance between contemporary and historical content. We have tried to include as many perspectives as possible from the 48 countries represented in the films shown that reveal diverse viewpoints on events and issues. Films are about characters that enrich life and those that give interpretive frameworks for thinking about relations and help to understand oneself and one’s relationships with others. Indeed watching the struggles of these characters adds to our capacity to recognize the experiences of others. This year we welcome new films from Slovenia, Jordan, Cape Verde and Thailand- new voices of a shared history. We welcome you to immerse yourself in the films we present, the programs we organise, the entertainment we offer, the education we engender and share in the history of humanity.
ZIFF 2013 â€“ A Shared History In our moments of utter despondency we are always comforted by reflections of the past, that others, or ourselves have endured and ultimately triumphed. That is the definitive shared history and as the saying goes, our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. In history we learn many lessons and as we all know history is a relentless teacher. If we fail to learn the many lessons of history or we fail to share the knowledge that we have all created, then we stand for reprove as we find ourselves inadequate in the wisdom of the present. This is the shared history of humanity. A Shared History we have with the diaspora- those unbreakable sinews encasing memories, dreams, nightmares, traumas and secrets of the DNA of feeling passed through limbos and rooted in the trajectories of a shared essentialism. A Shared History we have with the African continent- the imagined community based on filial relations dipped not only in our colonial past but in our ethno-linguistic wholeness. A Shared history we have with our nation, where we appear as a small body of determined spirits ablaze with the voracious faith of a mission and a desire to take actions that make a difference and maybe change the course of history.
It is at ZIFF 2013 that we celebrate A Shared History.
SPECIAL EVENTS Opening Ceremony
19:00 on 29th June at the Old Fort - Amphitheatre
The Opening Ceremony raises the mast of our nine days Sailing Dhow in the ocean of an ancient town. It is a night of Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2013 that will be like no other before and in the oldest structure in Stone town. While capturing the Swahili reverie, perfected with incenses burning spraying of traditional scents, the celebrations include kaleidoscopic cultural carnival. An exhilarating line-up of local artist will perform traditional Ngomas. The opening gala film is none other than the most awaited film that is premiering not only the region but also in the entire continent. The most exciting part, however, begins with the after party. Mambo Club host the world music. The opening night will only inaugurate the parties which will be held daily after the main film. With a Bar, Merchandise and ZIFF/ZUKU lounge at the side, you will never miss drinks, souvenirs and your favorite stars.
13:00 – 14:00 Daily at Maru Maru Hotel
Every day at the Maru Maru Hotel, a press conference will be held for filmmakers whose film had been shown previous day. The public, distributors and the media have the opportunity to talk the filmmakers which would help the filmmakers to network in a friendly environment.
Zanzibar Fashion Week 28th June at Mtoni Palace Ruins
Zanzibar Fashion Week will take place in celebration of local fashion. The event will include shining stars in fashion like the internationally renowned fashion designer Farooque Abdellah, and regionally hailed fashion desiners like Rizwan Janmohammad, Waiz Houston Shelukindo, nationally acclaimed photographer Javed jefferji and promising photographer Adnan Abbas.
ZIFF Award Night Ceremony:
19:00 on 6th July at the Old Fort Amphitheatre.
As the Sailing Dhow reaches the shore of its destination, and the captain anchors and then awards the most celebrated of its crew, ZIFF concludes with a mesmerizing event awarding best of the regional and international films and filmmakers.
SWAHILI DAY 05th July
ZIFF has created a special screening venue at Wavuvi Restaurant where Bongo Movies will be screened from 30th June to 07th July. Two Swahili Feature films will be screened in the Amphitheatre on 5th July. This day will be crowned by the presence of many Tanzanian Film Stars and guru’s of this Industry.
AFDA Award Pre - Launch Party
19:00 till late on 7 July at the Old Fort - Amphitheatre and Mambo Club
Africa Film Development Awards ascends with all of its might. An astrological phenomenon will grip the region when AFDA’s nominations are revelead followed by the Party at Mambo Club. President of AFDA along with Juries will be present. Let’s all outshine the moon this night.
The Reluctant Fundamental (African Premiere)
Haunted Souls (Premiere)
Opening Film and Premieres
A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his familyâ€™s homeland.
United States/ Pakistan, 2012 | 126min Director: Mira Nair Producer: Lydia Dean Pilcher Writer: William Wheeler Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland
Uganda, 2013 | 32min, Dir: Godwin Otwoma
Tanzania, 2013 | 24min Director: Amil Shivji
Dragon Flys Pond
Lilet never happened
Some one wanna talk to you
Iran | 2011| 108min Dir: Vahid Vousain
Iran 2011 | 93 min Dir: Mohammed Reza Arab
Netherlands, 2012 | 105 min Dire: by Jacco Groen
Iran 2012 - 90min Dir: Manouchehr Hadi
U.S.A/honduras 2012 | 99min Dir: Ali allie & Ruben Reyes
Canada, 2012 | 27min Dir: Behnaz Mirzai
Trinidad and Tobago, 2013 97min, Dir: M. Omar Jackson
Chile, 2013 |1h19 Dir: Matias Pinochet Garcia
Mama C: Urban Warrior in the african bush
Trinidad, 2012 | 40min Dir: Sean Hodgkinson
Opening Film and Premieres
USA, 2012 | 54min Dir: Joanne Hershfield www.mamacurbanwarriorfilm.com
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She began her career as a TV presenter in 1999 and has since taken up different roles within the broadcast industry. She has also been involved in film where she featured as a supporting and lead actress in the films “Dangerous Affair” (2002) and “Project Daddy” (2004) respectively. Her passion and dedication to the TV and Film industry has seen her participate as a juror for Africa and the Middle East Category in the International Emmy Awards (2011), and also as a member of the nomination academy in the Kenyan Film Awards, The Kalasha Awards (2009 and 2010). Wangeci currently heads up Business Development at Wananchi Programming, ZUKU TV. “I am very honored to be part of the 16th ZIFF as a jury member. It’s going to be exciting to watch stories from different parts of the world and see how they have been presented.”
Wangeci Murage Jane Bryce was born in Tanzania, and educated there, the UK and Nigeria. She has been a freelance journalist and fiction editor and has published in a range of creative and academic journals and essay collections. She is author of a collection of short stories, Chameleon (2007) and editor of Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream (2006). She founded and co-directed the Barbados Festival of African and Caribbean Film and curates the Africa World Documentary Film Festival at Cave Hill. She is editor of Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing and runs the Poui Project for Creative Writing.
SALEM MEKURIA is the Luella LaMer Professor of Women’s Studies in the Art Department at Wellesley College. She is also an independent writer, producer, director, videographer, and a video installation artist. Her award winning documentary films and video installations feature Ethiopian subjects and have been shown internationally. Among the numerous honors she has received are: a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2005-06; Fulbright Scholar award, 2003-04; The New England Media Fellowship, 2001; the Rockefeller Foundation’s Intercultural Media Fellowship, 1995; Lila WallaceReader’s Digest International Artists Residency Fellowship in 1993; a fellowship at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1990-92; the Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award in 1991.
AWARDS AT ZIFF The ZIFF Jury will award the Golden Dhow prize to films in the following categories: • Best Feature Film • Best East African Film • Best Documentary • Best Short/Animation ZIFF jury will also award the Silver Dhow to a film considered a runner up to Best feature Film
The ZIFF Lifetime Achievement Award is designed to honour an individual who has in his/her carreer exhibited a lifetime of achievement and years of distinguished service to the art and culture. This year ZUKU will award Bongo Movies in 5 different categories in honour of Tanzania Film Industry. ALL AWARDS Golden Dhow - Best Feature Film Silver Dhow - Best Feature Film Runner up. Golden Dhow – Best East African Talent, Golden Dhow – Best Short/Animation Golden Dhow – Special Jury Prize, Golden Dhow – Best Documantary Chairman Award/Bi Kidude Award, Life time Achievement Award Sembene Ousmane Award Verona African Film Festival Award, Signis Awards, Best Feature Film in Swahili Best Actor in Swahili Film Best Actress in Swahili Film Best Director in Swahili Film People’s Choice Award in Swahili Films
The Chairman Award this time to be called Bi Kidude Award will go to the filmmaker who has shown an acute reflection on contemporary issues in the balanced manner, which is particularly important in these times of polarized perspectives.
HOREMANS, Jos (Aartselaar, Belgium) Jos Horemans finished a teacher-training course and has a degree in psychology. He became a teacher then director of the Catholic Education of the Antwerp diocese. He is member of the Katholieke Filmliga (now FilmMagie) since 1968. Since 1993 he is President of this association and of its regional committee in Antwerp since 1993. For 30 years, he has been writing in film magazines as an independent journalist. Between President of SIGNISEurope since June 2005. Member of several SIGNIS- and the Ecumenical Juries in Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Montreal, Karlovy Vary, Kiev, Warsaw and Yerevan
MAIRI Anastasia Bruno (Dar es Salaam; Tanzania) Anastasia Bruno Mairi is born in Tanzania in 1983. She has a diploma in Mass Communication from the Royal College of Tanzania, before which she did a certificate course in Mass Communication at the same college. She also did a computer course at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and a certificate course in Nursery Teaching attained at the Global College in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). From 2009 on she works at Tv Tumaini as a producer cum presenter of current affairs and entertainment programmes.
SAMASUMO, Paul (Lusaka, Zambia) Fr. Paul Samasumo is the Director of Catholic Media Services in Zambia. He is also the spokesperson of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) which is the umbrella body for all Catholic Bishops in Zambia. Apart from that, he is a part-time lecturer at St. Dominic’s Major Seminary in Lusaka, Zambia where he teaches Media to senior seminary students every week. Fr. Samasumo studied in Italy and is specialized in Radio. He also holds another Masters from the Nottingham Trent University (UK) where he was awarded a Masters in Television Journalism. In 2007, he and his team at Catholic Media Services TV production studios (CMSTV) won the CNN Africa award for best video on HIV and AIDS for the documentary Through My Eyes. The studio has won several other local awards. He has written and directed many local television documentaries that have been aired mostly on the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) television.
ADINDA Pamela (Nairobi, Kenya) Pamela Adinda is born in Kenya in 1977. She studied at the Tangaza College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa and obtained an advanced diploma in Social Communications (Print Journalism and Radio Production). From May 2003 to October 2004 she worked as Public Relation Officer and Producer cum Presenter for the radio program Community Development Forum for Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Services (KARDS) and Radio Waumini 88.5 FM. She is a free lance journalist and started to work from 2006 as a Communications Coordinator at Christ the King Catholic Church – Kibera, an institution run by Guadalupe Missionaries Society in Kenya, as a communications cum field officer at Mama na Dada Africa and as a communicator/journalist for the AMECEA Social Communication Department of AMECEA Secretariat.
IHEJIRIKA Walter Chikwendu (Port Harcour; Nigeria) Walter Chikwendu Ihejirika, a Nigerian, was born in 1966 and ordained a priest in 1994 for the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara Mbaise, Imo State. After ordination he was assistant Director of the Diocesan Directorate of Communication. From 1998 to 2003 he studied in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Pontifical Salesian University where he obtained a Doctorate in Social Communication (2003). From the Salesian University he obtained a Masters in Education (Pedagogy and Social Communication - 2004). He also undertook a practical course in video production at the Kairos Media Institute, Maynooth, Ireland in 1998 and produced a short film – Emeka (1997) and a documentary video Still the unknown continent (1998). In 2003, he was a member of the team commissioned by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria to set up the Centre for the Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC) at the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, and Head of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies at the Federal University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. He is the President of SIGNIS-Nigeria. In this capacity he organised the first festival of Catholic artistes and entertainers in Nigeria (FESTICATE 2011)
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She is interested in African cinematography and Francophone African literature. A graduate in Modern Languages and Literature, she also is the curator of the directorâ€™s eye program, a project conceived by lettera27 foundation to support african scripts. Worked with the magazine Africultures, and numerous magazines and platforms on African cinema. Editor of Camera Africa, Classici, noir e Nollywood e la nuova generazione del cinema delle Afriche, alongside Veronaâ€™s Festival of African Cinema, which she became the artistic co-director of in 2013.
She is graduated with a thesis on Algerian cinema, and since 1996 has been working in collaboration with the African Film Festival of Verona. Since 2007 she is co-director of the Festival. In 2008, she participated at the Ziff as a member of the jury of Verona.
The prize is intended to recognise films taking a special approach to topics that play a role in development policy (e.g. HIV/AIDS, gender issues, ecology, and rural development. The purpose of the film prize is to honour a film that makes excellent use of aesthetic means – no matter whether it is documentary or fiction – to convey a certain message to the audience and to move the audience to engage actively with the topic. Frequently a supplementary prize at a film festival can be the initial trigger attracting attention to a certain field that cannot (and should not) be given explicit coverage or preference by the main prizes. In other words, a film prize singling out films dedicated to topics related to development policy brings these topics to the attention of a broad public. The prize money is $ 5,000 and a figurine or the Prize could be split. The Project is sponsored by The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH formed on 1 January 2011. It brings together the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German development service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWent – Capacity Building International, Germany. This is the 5th year of GIZ’s and Goethe Institute’s collaboration with ZIFF.
Sembene Jury will include Kivu Ruhoroza (Rwanda) and two members from GIZ
Films for Development Awards
OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARD
Bongo Movies AWARD Awards at ZIFF 2013 will be awarded to Swahili/Bongo Movies by ZUKU: Best Swahili Feature Film Silver Dhow and Tshs 1 million from ZUKU Best Actress in Swahili Film Award and Tshs 500,000 from ZUKU Best Actor in Swahili Film Award and Tshs 500,000 from ZUKU Best Best Director in Swahili Film Award and Tshs 500,000 from ZUKU People’s Choice Award for Swahili Film Award and Tshs 500,000 from ZUKU
Films in Competition are:
Laptop by Rashid Mrutu
Nakwenda kwa Mwanangu by Jacob Stephen
Network by John Kallage
Changu by Adam Juma
Maduhu by John Lister
Room No.13 by Amitabh Aurora
Mdundiko by Jackson Kabirigi
Chips Kuku by Msafiri Shabani
Bikira Kidawa by Rashid Mturu
Crush/Husuda by Issa Mbura
Fungate by Issa Mussa
Lost “Journey to Nowhere” by Sajni Sirvastava
Woman of Principles by Vincent Kigosi
C.I.D by Jackson Kabirigi
Lovers Island by Bond Bin Suleiman
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THE PROSPECTS FOR BUILDING AN EAST AFRICAN FILM COMMISSION - A PANEL OF EXPERTS DISCUSSION 2nd July, 2013: O9:30 - 13:00 - DCMA (Old Customs House) The East Africa Community is built on the five countries of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania Kenya and Uganda. It is not simply a geographical entity but a cultural one as well. It has a sense of shared history, with each country’s borders reflecting similar political and economic values despite its traditional and colonial histories. A Panel of Experts in film policy has been convened to review the existing film funding activities in the individual countries which in many cases are very much inspired by European experiences adapted to the present African realities. Through the East African Film Commission Panel industry experts from Australia, Kenya, UK, Barbados, India and Tanzania will discuss the potential for building an East African Film Commission focusing on policies that will enhance the burgeoning film industry. This Forum gives opportunity to filmmakers to discuss their development within the context of a regional setting. This year we hope to infuse this process by not only creating space for discussion but also through discussing how the mushrooming festivals in the region can further collaborate further and ensure that they work towards the development of the peoples of this region.
Book Launch on 7th July
Two Swahili literary works “Sikitiko and Tabasamu la Huba” by Sabra Ali Amran will also be launched.
This forum is a key cultural activity at ZIFF since East Africa remains the least productive region in Africa in terms of film production. It needs support and our meeting at ZIFF allows for the exchange of experience and for advocacy. The Panel of Experts include: Joan Peters- Commissioner- Australian film Commission Prof Mick Brodeick- former Commissioner Australian Film Commission Lidia Pilcher- Producer – (10 films by Mira Nair) Prof Jane Bryce- University of West indies –Barbados Charles Asiba-Kenya Film Commission Alex Mulwa- Kenya Film Commission Kivu Ruhorahoza- GIZ-Consultant East African Community
John Da Silva Memorial Exhibition DCMA/OLD CUSTOMS HOUSE 29th June – 7th July, 2013 09:00 -18:00
The workshops are a response to requests from regional filmmakers for training. FILM PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS In a collaborative program with the Goethe Institute in Dar es Salaam the Film Production Workshop will take an innovative approach. The concept for this workshop involves training of a group of up-coming filmmakers working with a core group of professionals as these make a short film during the festival. The Professionals (Producer, Director, Cameraperson, Editor and Soundperson) will work on a script specially written for the workshop and a limited number of participants (10) will assist as the film gets made. Nicholas Stampe, who is not new to ZIFF, is the Chief trainer. He will lead the team in a guerilla filmmaking production techniques. The training will focus on aspects of lowbudget filmmaking involving Scriptwriting, Preproduction, Production and Post-production. A Call for applicants will soon be made to participants who will come from around the East Africa region. This Program is funded by the Goethe Institute, Dar es Salaam. GIZ-ZIFF SHORT FILM SCRIPT WORKSHOP 10 filmmakers from the Region will be selected to attend the training. Nicola Stampe from Germany, assisted by a local scriptwriter, will lead the training. During the festival, as part of the training, 3 entries will be selected for development and pitching to a panel of commissioning editors and professionals. The slate of scripts will be announced 3 weeks ahead of the start of the Festival. The selected filmmakers will be required to travel to Zanzibar for the duration of the Program. Accommodation and a modest per diem will be given to participants. Travel to Zanzibar is to be covered by the filmmaker. The theme for all the scripts is East African Integration.
THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WORKSHOP Being an Assistant Director is a career objective in itself; it is a highly revered, lucrative position with excellent benefits that enjoys considerable status in the industry. The 4-day workshop to be held during the ZIFF festival will be led by Gabrielle Heberling, Film and TV series Director from Germany. What Are Assistant Directors? Assistant Directors are responsible for the assembly of all the elements needed for filming and for the daily operation of the shooting set. Their duties are supervisory, organizational, administrative - and multifarious - they make schedules, attend to the cast, direct extras, oversee the crew as each shot is prepared, create detailed reports of each day’s events, among may other things, and are looked to by cast and crew to solve the many problems that continually arise. Assistant Directors are not Directors in the making. Although some Assistant Directors have become Directors, the managerial/administrative road more often leads to becoming a Production Manager and/or Producer. In fact, being an Assistant Director is a career objective in itself; it is a highly revered, lucrative position with excellent benefits that enjoys considerable status in the industry. ZIFF presents this workshop as a response to industry expressions in the need to professionalize film production in the Bongo Movies Cinema. POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH IN SCREEN PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE ARTS CONFERENCE 2013 (28-30 JUNE- GRAND PALACE HOTEL) Research in Creative Arts is most often a complex, inter-disciplinary, group-based and practice-based activity that is expensive and resource intensive. Servicing postgraduate research students in creative arts runs headlong into these problems as institutions find it difficult to fund such projects. These problems are further compounded by postgraduate research regulations that generally cater for individual authors working within single theoretical disciplines rather than creative practice-based research groups.
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ZIFF and GIZ in collaboration with the East African Community and Goethe Institute have teamed up to sponsor 3 major workshops at ZIFF to the tune of $25,000. Recognising the importance of the region as a linchpin towards building and developing a sustainable film industry the 3 partners have supported these two workshops with the aim of encouraging east African filmmakers to learn together, work together, develop new networks and produce films on the theme of east African integration.
This Conference is a sector-wide consultation regarding conditions required for a viable postgraduate research development in creative arts.
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26th – 28th June, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Nungwi Wanawake na Michezo, Maji ni Hazina yetu, Usimamizi wa Rasilimali - Tanzania Adam’s Son, Eve’s Daughter, Iran 1st July, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Matemwe Maji ni Hazina yetu, Hakuna Kisichowezekana Bahari ni Uhai wetu - Tanzania Agha Yousef, Iran 2nd July, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Ndagaa Misitu ni jadi ya Zanzibar, Tuyatunze Mazingira Yetu - TZ Here Without Me, Iran 3rd July, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Jambiani Hifadhi Ufukwe wetu, Wanawake na Michezo Tuyatunze Mazingira yetu - Tanzania I Am His Wife, Iran 4th July, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Ubago Vijiji vya Makangale na Rasilimali zake- Tanzania I’m Sleepy, Iran 5th July, 2013 19:00 – 22:30 Bububu One Line Of Reality, Iran
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Mbio za Ngalawa ni utamaduni halisi wa visiwa vya Pemba na Unguja. Dau likiingia majini na Tanga likapepea ndipo taswira ya haiba ya visiwa hivi inapotuwa nanga. Sherehe za mbio za Ngalawa ni kipimo kikubwa cha Uzanzibari wetu na kila mwaka ZIFF huhitimisha utashi wake wa kuwa Tamasha la Nchi za Jahazi kwa kuwa na mbio za Ngalawa. Proudly Sponsored by
Music Perfoming Arts (MPA) DCMA
The Dhow Countries Music Academy Zanzibar (DCMA) is a non - governmental, not-for-educational and cultural organisation registered in March 2001. DCMA opened Zanzibar’s first music school in September 2002 providing music lessons as well as instruments at minimal cost to anyone interested in studying music related to their culutural background or acquiring mastery of an instrument. Special emphasis has been placed on teaching traditional music instruments and styles such as Taarab, Beni and Kidumbak. The overall aim of DCMA is to preserve and promote the musical heritage of Zanzibar and Dhow region. This year DCMA will provide 5 groups to perform at ZIFF 2013 as part of our partnership, the group names are SAFAAR,SWAHILI VIBES,AFRO JAZZ,MGODRO AND ABDUL RAZAK/IRINE.
spax from kigali rwanda: am a solo artist who does reggea en dance hall Music am an actor as well i acted a movie called “SHAKE HANDS WITH A DEVIL” wich was shot by universal pictures from holly wood usa it was all about genocide in rwanda, i have performed with international artists like, shaggy, brick en lace, elephant man, alpha blondy, en east African artists eg red sun, Chameleon, wizzle en radio, en so many others
SWAHILI VIBES BAND MRISHO MPOTO Swahili Vibes is the Band of Young Talented Mrisho Mpoto is an East-African poet, actor, director and story-teller who resides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has participated in many artists’ residencies and festivals all over the world. Mrisho’s music and poetry recently won him a “Kili Award” in Tanzania’s annual music awards. In 2009, Mr. Mpoto who has emerged as one of the most prominent traditional artiste in Tanzania was named as one of the Zeze Award winners during a colorful awards presentation gala held at the Tanzania Art Institute (TaSUBa) in Bagamoyo. That same year, Mrisho was invited to Paris to with his poem Mjomba to participate in the 2009 World Slam Poetry Competition as a Tanzanian representative where his poetry won in the second position.
Musicians from Zanzibar which is the main Head Quarter of the band All Musicians in this band are the students of Dhow Countries Music Academy Zanzibar. Together with DCMA and other great Artist tremendous support makes the group become best and strong.
Splendid Theatre performs improvised traditional ngoma music (drumming and dance), blending their unique and lively shows with acrobatics for more originality. Musically the group plays a variety of danceable and energetic tunes by using traditional percussive instruments. The dancers are young girls and boys, aged eight to twenty. The crowd’s favourite are two year olds Abdulrauf and Sadia, who are capable of displaying amazing acrobatic moves while being funny!!. These youngsters are good in keeping the audience clapping and wowing during performances due to their acrobatic and dancing abilities.
Jua Cali is a Genge artist born and raised in Nairobi,Kenya. He started his music career in 2001 releasing his 1st single ‘Ruka’ which did very well in the Kenyan local charts.Jua Cali released his 1st debut album “Juacali Sekta” in 2006, containing mostly previously released singles.
Barnaba In the era where bubblegum rap is prevalent and sugar coated rnb hooks define a hit, Fid Q is a breath of fresh air! In this oversaturated Bongoflava art form where ‘nursery’ rhymes earn you the title of ‘King of Rhymes’, Fid Q stands like a giant that no-one comes close to even stare in the eye! Who else can rock the stage with no gimmicks but pure lyrics? Who in this game stands by themselves amongst well established artists that come on stage with hundreds of tag-alongs just to boost their confidence? The self declared ‘one man army’ ( ‘Fid Q ni jeshi la mtu mmoja’) rolls on stage for Dolo and owns the show with enough flows to confuse water down a bendy stream. Fid Q is the one and only artist from East Africa who managed to perform in the Big Brother house in South Africa and around the same year him and Witness managed to scoop an award for the best Video with Channel O.
CHILDREN FILM PANORAMA-‐ 2013. VENUE: RUMAISA HOTEL -‐ FUNGUNI MALINDI
Saturday: 29 June, 2013.
Mchumia Juani (9min) TZ, Kalume Kenge (15min) TZ, Mfalme Mambo (34min) TZ.
14:00 – 17:00
What makes me happy (15min)UK, Mfalme Mambo(34min), Kalume Kenge(15min)
Haunted Souls (31min) Uganda, Kalume Kenge(15min)TZ.
14:00 – 17:00
The Twitchers (91min)Dernmark, Kalume Kenge(15min)TZ.
Sunday: 30 June, 2013.
Monday: 1 July, 2013. 09:00 -‐11:00 142:00 – 17:00
The Twitchers(991min)Dernmark, Kalume Kenge(15min)TZ.
Mchumia Juani(9min)TZ, Kalume Kenge (15min), What makes me happy(15min)UK
What makes me Happy (15min), Mfalme Mambo (34min), Kalume Kenge(15min).
The weight of Elepants (91min)Dernmark, Kalume kenge(15min).
Haile salasie Sec.
Tuesday: 2 July,2013. 09:00 -‐11:00 14:00 – 17:00 rd
Wednesday: 3 July, 2013. 09:00 -‐11:00
Leo (90min) Kenya, Kalume Kenge(15min) TZ.
14:00 – 17:00
Kalume Kenge(15min), The Weight of Elephant (91min).
Thursday: 4 July, 2013.
Bicycle (18min)Iran,Atate na Mapanya(3min),Bobby(18min),Kalume Kenge(15min).
14:00 – 17:00
My Shoes (30min) Tunisia, Haunted Souls (31min) Uganda.
Friday: 5 July, 2013.
What makes me happy (15min), Bobby (18min), Kalume Kenge(15min).
14:00 – 17:00
Haunted Souls (31min)Uganda, My Shoes(30min)Tunisia, Kalume Kenge(15min)TZ
Saturday: 6 June, 2013.
14:00 -‐17:30 CLOSING DAY
From 'A SEASON OF VITION' ZIFF has been continouring working with Save the Children,Cocacola,Denish Film Institute Azam Marine,Bakharesa Food Product,Zayedesa and Kori arts to develop children's skills in films and leadership skills with 1500 students.
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2013'A SHARED HISTORY' tWe will have 1500 students from Zanzibar,50 Tanzania mailand 3 Kenya,2 Uganda .Ziff will louch the East Africa ChildrenFilm Panorama on 6 July2013 . THANK YOU
ZIFF SPECIAL GUESTS Tonya Lee Williams
Through her remarkable career, two time Emmy Nominated Tonya Lee Williams has established herself as an internationally recognized actor. She’s best known for her starring role as “Dr. Olivia Winters” on the popular daytime drama The Young and the Restless which has garnered her with two NAACP Image Awards. She has also been honoured with many other awards including; Howard University’s, The Legacy of Leadership Award; a 2004 Boomerang Award nomination (Australia’s daytime drama awards); the Red Ribbon of Hope Award bestowed on her from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Positive Impact Award for her years as a positive role model in the Canadian community; the Doctor Bird Award presented to her in Jamaica for outstanding artists of Caribbean descent; the prestigious Harry Jerome Award in 2004; the 2005 ACTRA Award of Excellence one of the highest achievements for Actors in Canada; the 2007 African Canadian Achievement Award; also the city of Oshawa, where she attended high-school, immortalized her with their Oshawa ‘Walk of Fame’ Award, the Planet Africa Award for Media and Entertainment, the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Award in Montreal and the 2012 International Women Achievers Award.
Is a television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures frequently about the media in the United States and worldwide. He specializes in investigative journalism and producing programming about the interfaces among human rights, journalism, popular music and society. In all, Schechter has reported from 49 countries. He was the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2001 Award for Excellence in Documentary Journalism. Schechter graduated in 1964 from Cornell University, where he wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun and was a member of the Dagger society. He later received a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and an honorary doctorate from Fitchburg State University. He was a Neiman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, where he taught in 1969, and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Schechter was a civil rights worker and the communications director of the Northern Student Movement, and served as a “community organizer” in a War on Poverty program.
ZIFF SPECIAL GUESTS Nick Broomfield
Studied Law at Cardiff, and Political Science at Essex University. He then went on to study Film at the National Film School, under Professor Colin Young. Nick first got interested aged 15 when discovering his love for photography on a foreign exchange visit in France. “A great way to strike up conversations, and a great excuse to ask questions about the World around you”. He made his first film WHO CARES about Slum Clearance in Liverpool, while at University, by borrowing a wind up Bolex camera, and shooting it on short ends. Broomfield casually explodes that fragile construct of ‘the objective’ documentary in favour of a helpless absurdism totally in tune with the times. The tenets of an entire genre are implicitly mocked, He leaves in what others are trained to take out and doesn’t appear to possess a traditional ‘viewpoint’ -- which explains why he angers liberals and conservatives alike.
Is an Indian film director and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films. She was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and also earned the nomination for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She used the proceeds of the film to establish an organization for street children, called the Salaam Baalak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, whom she met at Harvard. She has won a number of awards, including a National Film Award and various international film festival awards, and was a nominee at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the India Abroad Person of the Year-2007. In 2012 she was awarded India’s third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan by President of India, Pratibha Patil. Her most recent films include Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, The Namesake, Amelia and the just released The Reluctant Fundamentalist
PHOTOVOICE WORKSHOP at Nungwi on 26th to 28th June, 2013 Led by faculty and students of The College of New Jersey and members of Mikunguni Youth Development Organization (MYDO) Contact: Dr. Marla Jaksch, Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, The College of New Jersey, USA. Email: email@example.com TOPIC: Maternal Health in Tanzania (we can come up with a catchy title for workshops such as such “Hakuna Kama Mama”) Background Information: In a piece of African folklore, a mother tells her children: “I am going to the sea to fetch a new baby; the journey is dangerous and I may not return”. Pregnancy and childbirth can be a tremendously exciting time for a family if the expectant mother and her unborn child benefit from quality medical services and the baby is delivered in a safe environment. However, it can also be a traumatizing experience if the mother loses her life during childbirth or if the newborn is sick or dies. In Tanzania many mothers and mothers-to-be are dying young and unnecessarily as illustrated by the following statistics: •Tanzania’s maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 460 deaths per 100,000 live births (in 2010); 8,500 women are dying every year because of pregnancy or childbirth. •Maternal mortality has declined since 2005 (from around 610 deaths per 100,000 live births), but progress has been much slower than with child mortality. •Tanzania’s maternal mortality ratio also appears high compared to other countries, such as India (200), Kenya (360), Ethiopia (350) or Senegal (370).
ZIFF WOMEN PANORAMA -SEX- WORKERS AWARENESS PROGRAM
Population Services International (PSI) is the one of the leading social marketing organization in the world, with projects in more than 50 countries on five continents. PSI develops and implements programmes worldwide to encourage healthy behaviour and increase the availability of health products at prices low-income people can afford. ZIFF has identified a range of population groups that practise high-risk behaviours, including migrant workers, commercial sex workers, injecting drug users, and out-of-school youth and “Beach Boys”. Over the years ZIFF has developed targeted marketing campaigns, including Information, Education & Communication and outreach activities during the festival supporting, promoting and advertising sex education and condom distribution. With the support of PSI we have even distributed condoms in creative ways during the Mwaka Kogwa ceremonies, taking in Zanzibar each year immediately after the festival The problem of sex workers’ education in Zanzibar, a predominantly Moslem country, needs to be tackled in creative ways and PSI could bring its experience to reach more sex workers and expand the reach to encompass more and more female and later male sex workers in Zanzibar. Indeed the concept of Beach Boys in Zanzibar in many ways hides the obvious presence of male sex workers in Zanzibar. To confront this problem ZIFF wants to join forces with PSI to deliver a targeted program in creative ways during the Festival period and beyond. This includes: • • • •
Advocating for the inclusion of social marketing in PSI’s plans for Zanzibar, The allocation of resources to social marketing programmes during ZIFF The facilitation of a positive legislative environment for social marketing. Use of social marketing as complimentary to, and not replacing, free distribution of condoms.
The project has the following objectives: • Reach Female sex workers with positive messages and use of condoms • Integrate female sex workers in training programs at their points of work in creative ways • Implement an integrated behavior change campaign to promote safer sexual behavior among male clients of sex workers. • Deliver impactful and quantifiable outputs
Films Long features ANDROMAN
Androman tells the story of a modest, rural family living from charcoal trade in a remote and isolated part in Middle Atlas called “Boulemane”. the father, Oshn, meaning in Tamazight wolf, exercised his authority over his daughter, Androman, and turning her into a male after his failed attempts to have a son. The father desperately wants a son so that he will be carefree about the future of the family’s properties and heritage.
An Iranian young man whose family was the victim of bombing in Halabja goes for a search of his real parents after he discovers the woman who raised him was not his real mother. Based on a true story, this engaging and well crafted film, takes the viewer to a journey that shows how a nonsense act of war can destroy a generation after generation. A heart warming film shot in Iran and Iraq.
Maroc/ 2012 | 96 min | Director : Az LArabe Alaoui
Between Friends follows an interlinked group of people through their trials and triumphs in their romantic relationships. Some are at a crossroads in life, having just graduated University, while others are either still in high school or are trying to establish stable family lives. Throughout the film we are witness to the often mismatched dynamics that exist between men and women, especially when intimacy in involved.
Natujwa is confident and optimistic of her well reserved “never fall in love with boys” attitude when at collage. However, the environment that she is in and people that surrounds her, she will need more then an attitude to survive their pressure; she will need a different thinking. Crush, set at UDSM, explores the collage life and the social circumstances that hamper the vision of the students towards what they are set to achieve.
Trinidad and Tobago | 2013 | 97min |M. Omar Jackson
Tanzania, 2013 | 93min | Directed by Issa Mbura
BLITZ PATROLLIE Blitz Patrollie chronicles the adventures of Rummy Augustine (Joey Rasdien) and his partner, Ace Dikolobe (David Kau), police officers who have had the misfortune of being stationed in a little known depot in the belly of the Johannesburg CBD. What ensues is a series of mishaps as the duo encounter some of the city’s craftiest crooks in a race against time to catch the bad guys and claim their place in crime fighting glory. S.Africa | 2013, 100min | Tirector: andrew wessels
2012, Iran/Iraq, | 74 minutes | Director: Shahram Maslakhi,
DRAGONFLY’S POND Unintentionally trapped in a dead-end, after contemplating the social dilemmas, considering a personal way to serve the justice, three youngsters decide to steal from the rich and help the poor. Pleased by the successful heists and human aids, they keep on going without thinking of the consequences. But they gradually begin to see. Iran 2011 | 93 min | Director: Mohammed Reza Arab
Films Long features EastWest Filmdistribution presents
ELELWANI LOVE IN THE DEPTHS OF SECRET SOUTH AFRICA
Elelwani and her boyfriend are in love and have plans to spend the rest of their lives together. They are both educated and live urban lives with aspirations to travel abroad. After her university graduation Elelwani returns to her family in the rural countryside to introduce her boyfriend and announce her future plans. But the weight of tradition bears
heavily on her family and they refuse to accept her union. .. A FILM BY NTSHAVHENI WA LURULI
Gog’Helen lives a forgotten life in a shantytown until she and her granddaughter Agnes become sucked into a lifeand-death race. In a gesture of goodwill the unsuspecting Agnes buys granny a new mattress but also throws away the old one without Gog’s knowledge. What Agnes doesn’t know is that inside the mattress is her grandmother’s life savings!
IRAN, 2012 | 98min | Director: Ntshaveni wa Luruli
South Africa | 110 min | Director: Adze Ugah
GOLIATH PRODUCTIONS presents GOG’HELEN supported by the GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION A film by ADZE UGAH With LILLIAN DUBE, KAGISO RAKOSA, JET NOVUKA, ANDILE MXAKAZA, BONGANI MASEKO, BUBU MAZIBUKO, MOTLATSI MAFATSHE WINNIE MODISE, KAGISO MODUPE, ISHMAEL MPEOA, SOPHIE NDABA, NANDI NYEMBE, MAURICE PAIGE, PATRICK SHAI, TEBOGO SELEBOGO Cinematography by JONATHAN DE LA QUERRA Senior Editor TRACY CLAYTON 1st Assistant Director CHRIS VAN LATUM Final Sound Design THE REFINERY Location Sound JOEL KAPEND’A KAPEND Production Design VIVIENNE MAHLOKO Wardrobe & Make-Up ROSINA OLIFANT Line Producer DEBBIE STRUMPHER Co Produced by ADZE UGAH and THEMBA DUNCAN RIKHOTSO Produced by CATI WEINEK, DUMI GUMBI, KETHIWE NGCOBO Executive Producers DR. SIVI GOUNDEN and VANESSA GOUNDEN Written and directed by ADZE UGAH
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GARIFUNA IN PERIL
Garifuna in Peril follows the remarkable story of Ricardo a Garifuna language teacher in Los Angeles as he embarks on an odyssey to build a school in his native Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras. Compelling, humorous, and deeply human, the film takes us on a journey with Ricardo as he struggles with being a father, husband, brother and cultural ambassador.
LEO is a charming and beguiling adult fairy-tale set in Nairobi, a Metropolitan City in Kenya that is a melting pot of East African culture, art, politics and commerce. It is a story about Maasai boy, raised in a low-income home, achieving his dream against all odds. LEO film is a simple story that captures the essence of a child’s heart still open to all the possibilities of achieving his dream in “Kenya” Africa.
USA/Honduras, 2012 | 99min | Director: Ali Allie & Ruben Reyes
Kenya 2012 | 95 min | Director: Jinna Mutune
LILET NEVER HAPPENED
A cinema owner in Kabul, Ashraf Khan wants to rebuild his cinema after the fall of the communist regime of Najibullah and domination of Mujahidin. But once again, everything falls apart and the Kabul ruins are burnt down in the flames of the civil wars. The war invades everywhere, even Afghanistan’s National Film Archive, which preserves the images of a nation…
The film Lilet Never Happened is a character driven story about Lilet, a maladjusted Filipino street-girl, struggling to survive on the streets of Manila. International social worker Claire tries to safe her but this hard headed, traumatized girl thinks she can take her life in her own hands. Though Lilet gets many opportunities to quit, she stubbornly chooses the hard way. The film is based on interviews with Lilet, a little girl, who became Manila’s most famous child prostitute.
Iran | 2011| 108min | Director: Vahid Vousain
Netherlands, 2012 | 105 min | Directed by Jacco Groen
Films Long features
‘Little one’ is the story about a 6-year-old girl named VUYELWA who is left for dead in a field near a township in Johannesburg. A middle-aged woman named PAULINE finds her and rushes her to hospital. After saving her life, it comes to light that the little girl has been raped and her face badly beaten. To help her cope with the shame and disfigurement, Pauline makes her a mask to cover her face. “Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected places”
Ni Sisi portrays a typical Kenyan community: a harmonious muddle of tribes, intermarriages, and extended families. Friends who have lived and worked together all their lives, who place no stock in which tribe their neighbor comes from. Then one day rumors begin to spread and suddenly mistrust takes hold. People are identified as belonging to a different tribe rather than by their identity as a person. They find themselves plunging into chaos, and it seems unstoppable and brutal.
South Africa | 2012 | 84min | Director: Darrell Roodt
Kenya, 2013 | Directed by Nick Reding
SHRIN WAS A CANARY
Eve(Baby Madaha) is a daughter of Mr.Abdallah. She gets into a relationship with Mr.Fernandes (Ahmed Olotu) for money as she is very poor. She becomes his Sugar Baby and he her Sugar Daddy. Mr.Fernandes fulfilled all Eve’s demand but did not let her be a part of his family. One day Eve gets a guy of her age Sam(Yusuph Mlela) and they fall in love. Life takes a drastic turn when Eve comes to know that Sam is the son of Mr.Fernandes. Her life becomes miserable.
Shirin is an idealist girl who strongly believes in fighting with ugliness and promoting beauty. Because of her keen interest in playing football and a fight with one of her classmates she gets expelled from her high school by her school principal who hates women’s football. Influenced by Sara one of her friends who also likes football, Shirin wears boys’ clothing and together they go to the stadium to watch a football game but they are caught and arrested by the police. Shirin’s mother finds out and fiercely confronts her….
Tanzania, 2012 | 142 min | Directed by Sajni Srivastava
Iran,2012 | 90min | Director: Darod Tohidparast
NAIROBI HALF LIFE
A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi.
Skyf is a witty tale that interweaves the journeys of seven strangers, all connected by their common addiction. Themba is a family man badly feeling the credit crunch. While trying to somehow conjure up his daughter’s school fees and her birthday gift in one day, he wrestles with his biggest problem- trying to stay off cigarettes. His life falls out of his hands the second he surrenders to his craving. Meanwhile, a group of hype-hungry, horny teenagers experimenting with smoking have their lives turned around in one day as they puff the magic dragon. The young and unwise S’busiso falls prey to the old scavenger that is peer pressure, opening up his world to more action than he ever encountered before.
Kenya, 2012 | 95 min | Directed by David Tosh Gitonga
South Africa, 2012 | Director : Lungelo Molalose
Films Long features SOMEONE WANNA TALK TO YOU Yasaman has been living with her mother Leila since birth. Leila has never let her see her father. When Yasaman gets brain death in an accident, Leila has one week time to get consent from her ex-husband for a vital issue.
Iran 2012, 90min | Director: Manouchehr Hadi
SWIRL IN BAMAKO A wild chase, searching for a betting ticket through the streets of Bamako, which leads Makan to neglect the heart of the matter, a lovely reader, Sira, whom he carves passionately.
Mali 2012, | 70min | Director: Dominique Philippe
TALE OF THE BOX Jason’s father is murdered by Xavier and the BOX with money is stolen. When JASON starts to hunt for the killer and BOX, he is captured and imprisoned by the enemy. The BOX passes through the hands of various people who want to possess it because of the money in it.
Zimbabwe, 2013 | 117min | Director: Mark Mazonde
THE CHILDREN OF THE TROUMARON
In Troumaron, a deprived area in the suburbs of Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius, life has come to a standstill. The nearby garment factory that used to employ the women has shut down. Unemployed men and women contemplate life behind their closed and torn curtains or spend their days playing dominoes by the roadside and watching television. Gangs roam the streets while the girls try to escape from their merciless eyes. Mauritius, 2012 | 90min | Director: Harri & Sharvan Anenden
THE DEW DROP When kiku was 11 years old, her life was like a dream – time spent running. Around in the fields in her village and playing with her little sister. like any Other girl of her age , she dreamt of a bright future that good education could provide her. This ambition takes her all the way to Delhi – only to be sold to a brothel. There she is drugged , rapped, kicked and punched. Everyday a little more of her soul is crushed however kiku doesn’t lose hope. She decides to fight Her battle for freedom. India 2012 | 105min | Director: Abhivan Tiwari
THE LAST FISHING BOAT A once successful fisherman on Lake Malawi (Yusufu) is now struggling due to the depletion of fish in the lake, while his cultural values are being threatened by the expanding tourist industry. His son (Mustafa), whom he had hoped would be a fisherman, has become a tourist guide and rumours are abound that he sleeps with both female and male tourists for money; while his young and beautiful third wife (Biti Anefa) is torn between loyalty to her husband and the endless sexual overtures by a white tourist (Richard) who is ready to pay her anything in order to sleep with her. Malawi, 2012 | 110 | Director: Charles Shemu Joyah
Films Long features THE LOST NUMBER
After running away from a dodgy Foray, Kathleen Jones, an English journalist, goes down south to Ngara Town, a slum besieged by police indiscriminate arrests and once threatened by demolition. Seeking redemption, Kathleen saves Ngara Town and becomes her new hero. But when Diwani (point man of the Foray) comes to Ngara to retrieve from Kathleen what belongs to the Foray and clean her out, Kathleen must go against the odds from her past to save Ngara from Diwani and a Foray striking for the very soul of Ngara Town.
1975, Mozambique’s rebirth. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo from prostitutes and bad habits. Sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, they will become “new women”. Margarida, a sixteen year-old girl from the countryside, was mistakenly taken. This is their story. Women bounded by adversity.
Nigeria, 2012 | 1hr 48min | Director: Kester Nsirim
Mozambique, 2012 | 87 min |Director: Licinio Azevedo
THE SILENT CRIME When she learned that she is HIV positive, Selom was completely upset. Since that time, she is angry, mad with rage and intends to contaminate the other innocents by pure revenge. She eventually commits suicide when she realized that her sole sister was pregnant by one of her victims…
Togo, 2012 | 114 Minutes | Director by Guillaume Komi Ozou
THE UGANDANI The Ugandan is a feature film about Raman, an Indian survivor of Idi Amin’s regime, who is blackmailed by his Ugandan girl friend (Becky) when he claims his father’s property. Drama unfolds when his daughter falls in love with Becky’s brother. In this riveting story of lies, love and xenophobia, we get a peak into the legacy of Idi Amin’s Uganda and the challenges of inter-racial relationships in a country where polarization has created a deep mistrust on all sides Uganda, 2013 | 84min | Director: Patrick Sekeyaya
Films Documentaries A WORLD NOT OURS
A World Not Ours is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.
Drama Consult has initiated an ethnographic expedition from Africa to Europe. The protagonists are real life businessmen from Lagos: A spare parts dealer, a real estate developer and a young shoe manufacturer with high flying plans. Accompanied by two smart business consultants, the group travels to Germany to link up with potential partners and investors. The film tracks the process of economic intervention as an adventure trip in the era of globalization.
UK/ Lebnon/ Denmark |2012 | 93min | Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Buch und Regie script and director Dorothee
Musik music Philip
Kamera director of photography Bernd
Produzenten producer Merle
Kröger, Philip Scheffner
Redaktion commissioning editor ZDF
Ton sound Pascal
Capitolin Schnitt montage Merle Kröger Schmachtel, Matthias Behrens
Koproduzenten co-producers Marc-André
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Germany, 2012 | 80min | Director: Dorothee Wenner
EVERYTHING WE WANT
With enthusiastic musicians and ornate wedding parties setting the stage, we meet Khadija, a Moroccan divorcee who works as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca. Her mother and brother strongly disagree with her choice of occupation, complaining that Khadija is out until all hours and a source of gossip for the neighbours. … The fairy tale world of the wedding parties plays in sharp contrast to the difficulties of marriage and the reality of divorce. Together with her best friend Bouchra, also a divorcee, Khadija talks candidly about the issues they face and the competing forces at play in the lives of women in Morocco and beyond.
Are there any instructions on how to be a woman these days? Everything seems possible for the thirty-somethings tackling their lives today, as the globalized world offers a myriad of options – more than ever before. On the flip side, the certainties we used to lean on have become alarmingly shaky. Past generations’ gender roles and concepts of living are no longer valid for their daughters and mothers, half admiringly, half doubtfully, watch their thirty-year-olds plough their way through the overwhelming choices freedom offers them. Over a period of three years, director Beatrice Möller followed three of those young women in their individual search for the “right” way to live their lives.
Morrocco, 2012| 59min | Director: Karima Zoubir
Germany, 2012 | 70 min | Director: Beatrice Möller
DEATH METAL ANGOLA
“The Hardest Hardcore is Angolan Hardcore” Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores live and breathe hardcore rock and roll. They run the Okutiuka orphanage in the war-ravaged city of Huambo, Angola and dream of mounting the first-ever national rock concert. Raucous and righteous, DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows their story, giving audiences a look at a rock show off the grid that is fulfilling, haunting, and real.
U.S.A & Angola, 2012 | 83min | Director: Jeremy Xido
A worldwide festival hit Forerunners soulfully explores what it means to be black and middle class in South Africa today. At the frontier of unprecedented social change, Miranda, Mpumi, Martin and Karabo are part of the first generation of black South Africans to rise from poverty and join the country’s ‘middle class’. They delicately balance the traditional views of their childhood with the western consumerism that rules their professional lives, selecting and discarding elements from each world to forge a new legacy for their descendants. South Africa, 2011 | 52 min | Director: Simon Wood
Films Documentaries KINSHASA WICKED LAND
IN GODS LAND
Kinshasa mboka té... A city that exceeds the norm beyond anything we could imagine. It is a paradox and a spectacle, sometimes completely disjointed, with an approach to life and to survival that reinvents itself each day. Just when we think we have tamed it, it reacts in a way that is completely unpredictable. People there are solid as a rock yet fragile as crystal and what people experience there can never be experienced anywhere else – a total vibration. Each person lends it a particular color, an interpretation
After taming a former wasteland through hard work and sweat and creating a community, the settlers start living there. The mythical birth of their village God Sudalai Swami unfolds the village’s unique journey to fight the oppression of the ‘big’ Vanamamalai Temple. Now that the clergy owns the land, the settlers are reduced to being tenant farmers and must make way for redevelopment after the land is sold off for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). A dispute over God’s land begins.
DR Congo/ Belgium, 2013 | 52min | Director: Douglas Ntimasiemi
India, 2012 | 70 min | Director: Pankaj Rishi Kumar
FROM GUN TO TAPE Kenya is at a crossroads. Sixty years after the country’s athletes first competed internationally, Kenya is sending its strongest-ever squad to the London Olympics. Leading the charge is 800m world record-holder David Rudisha, who was named IAAF World Athlete of the Year in 2010 at only 21 years of age. He broke the world record twice in one week, and was crowned World Champion after a commanding performance in Daegu in 2011 where he led from gun to tape.
INSPIRATION FROM ZANZIBAR WITH LOVE
Zanzibar is full of culture from traditional attires, belief hence the mood and tone of Swahili speakers and it is very peaceful as the wind from the Indian Ocean. Music plays a universal language that can be found in form of grafﬁti which revolves through taarab, reggae and hippo music. Few touches and hooks of storytelling from youngsters brooding and blending waves from grafﬁti to music as an introduction and a reﬂection of annual events in Stone Town … meanings and inspiration
Kenya, 2012 | 48MIN | Director: David Forbes
Tanzania, 2013 | Directed by Salim Mwandoro
JOY, IT’S NINA
In Cape Town, South Africa, one of the world’s most violent and unequal societies, a young white film student sets out with his cameraman, leaving the comfort of his protected neighborhood. He wants to make a Gangster Film, with real gangsters. After a lengthy search for a suitably ‘cinematic’ character, he finds the perfect gang and settles into their everyday rhythm. The reality soon catches up and the claustrophobic gangster life doesn’t exactly fit to the expectations.
Shot in England and Nigeria this evocative and original film builds on the experiences and emotional lives of the West African women living in the UK separated form their families. The stories are based on news and court reports and Joy Elias-Rilwan’s own life, including voice mails left on her answering machine by the legendary singer Nina Simone, her self proclaimed ‘spiritual mother’.
South Africa, 2013 | 60min | Director: Teboho Edkins
UK, 2013 | 34 min | Director: Jane Thorburn
Films Documentaries KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES PLEXUS FILMS presents
A humble man risks everything to win an incredible horserace
KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES
A film by
Mama C: Urban Warrior in the african bush
Mr. King Naki once rode the greatest racehorse in the whole of his region. He was raised to follow in his father’s footsteps, working as a stable hand in the city. But he had bigger plans. He quit the stable, spending all his savings on a horse. His fellow-villagers thought he was crazy to blow his money on a horse. He named the horse “Thula Sibone” – Wait and See. KING NAKI tells the story of a man’s obstinate persistence in the face of failure – pursuing a dream of wealth and victory to escape the treadmill of poverty.
MAMA C: URBAN WARRIOR IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
A former member the Kansas City Black Panther Party. Mama C, a poet, musician, artist, and community activist, has lived for over forty years as an “urban warrior in the African Bush” in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni.
South Africa, 2012 | 80 Min | Director: Tim Wege
USA,2012 | 54min | Director: Joanne Hershfield www.mamacurbanwarriorfilm.com
LION SOULS Evoking the soul of a country, through a story of adversity, courage and hope, Lion Souls is a journey in Zimbabwe following the lives of two men, brought together not by fate, but faith in the hope of a brighter future. Carlo Spagnoli is an Italian surgeon who has devoted his life in helping others in Africa. Thomas is one of his patients, a 25 year old man stuck on a wheelchair after a ruthless beating by military soldiers that severely damaged his spine. With the help of Carlo he will face the biggest challenge of his life: standing up again and walking on his own feet.
MY ZANZIBAR: Passing on of a cultural heritage
The tropical Island of Zanzibar visited by early traders from Asia and Middle East and explorers from Europe as early as the 16th century, this tiny Island has played its part in History. In more recent times, the Island has been a favored tourist destination. This is a story about an island gripped with the love for its culture and how despite the presence of modernization and interactions with tourists from various nationalities, this culture is being passed down from generation to generation, hence being preserved.
Zimbabwe, Italy, 2012 | 68min | Director: Manu Gerosa
Zanzibar, 2012 | 28 min | Director: Feisal Malik
NO PROBLEM! Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas
In 1992, Patricio Arias and Walter Eddie Jimenez formed the rockabilly band Los Rockers, winning various competitions along with the professional respect of their idols. Twenty years later, the band that promised to succeed is recording a new album and planning a tour to Mexico in hopes of overcoming all the years of poor management as well as the mistakes they had made time and time again.
No Problem! - Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas is about the rural solar electrification project run by the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in the state of Rajasthan, India, where numerous illiterate rural women from all over the world, particularly Africa, are being trained as solar engineers.The solar-electrification project symbolizes hope, as a simple idea originating from a little known village in India has the potential to impact global communities.
Chile, 2013 | 1h19 | Director: Matias Pinochet Garcia
India, 2012 | 54min | Director: Yasmin Kidwai
Films Documentaries PIECES OF LIVES, PIECES OF DREAMS
From pieces of papers glued together, are drawn and lined up the natures of multifaceted characters. From luxury magazines exhibiting the opulence of an unreachable world, are exposed figures who have broken and changed History. From goods which promote a dream of extreme consumption, are brought to light the dreams and the ideal of a whole people.
“The African-Baluchi Trance Dance” examines healing rituals prevalent among the African descendant communities in Baluchistan. The spirit possession cults are a blend of local Iranian culture, shamanistic cults, Sufism and traditional African rituals, and have a few elements in common: the belief in living spirits, the importance of the leader, and the use of music and dance to enter an ecstatic state. The similarity of many of these rituals with those of African origin is due to the influx of peoples to Iran through the slave trade that began in the late eighteenth century.
Algeria, 2012 | 100min | Director: Hanid Benanra
Canada,2012 | 27min | Director: Behnaz Mirzai
PIRATE FISHERMAN IN SOUTH AFRICA
The film is a retrospect on the development of Tanzania in the past decades – told by the stories of people very interesting in what they do and who they really are. The team accompanied Madaraka Nyerere, the youngest son of the famous first president on his way to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 50 years after the independence of Tanzania, he attempts to be on top of Tanzania’s and Africa’s highest mountain and remembers the struggle for independence in which his father was deeply involved in.
THE AFRICAN BALUCHI
THE CHAIRMAN AND THE LIONS The Maasai leader of a Tanzanian village battles many lions that threaten his community— land grabbers, ‘bush’ lawyers, migration and lack of education. Chairman Frank Ikoyo provides a glimpse into the current world of Maasai— burdened with problems that the community is ill equipped to overcome. The film depicts Ikoyo’s duties as Chairman— persuading women to send daughters to school, interrogating spies in a lawsuit, and eliciting help of a renowned elder to train young warriors in the art of lion hunting.
Germany| 2013 | 70 min | Director: Benjamin Leers
Tanzania ,2012 | 48min | Director: Peter Biella
SOBUKWE – A GREAT SOUL
THE CHEBEYA AFFAIR
The story of the life of a remarkable man who helped to inspire and liberate a nation will be seen for the first time in Namibia. “Sobukwe – a Great Soul” celebrates the life of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, restoring him to his rightful place as a leading figure in South African history. “Sobukwe – A Great Soul”, featuring Luthuli Dlamini in the title role, communicates many of the qualities that Sobukwe embodied, demonstrating the integrity, courage, honesty, humanity and true leadership for which he was known, and which continue to have resonance today.
The murder of the Congolese human-rights activist Floribert Chebeya and the disappearance of his driver, Fidele Bazana Edadi, caused a public outcry in the country and abroad. Despite attempts at a cover-up, from the very beginning everything pointed to the involvement of senior police officials close to President Laurent Kabila. Besides, Chebeya was in fact on his way to meet with the chief of police… Thierry Michel’s film plays like a political thriller, showing us how often human-rights activists want for justice even after their death.
South Africa, 2011 | 104 min | Director: Mickey Madoda Dube .
Belgium, 2011 | 96 min | Director: Thierry Michel
Films Documentaries WAVUMBA When Jeroen van Velzen lived in Kenia as a child he was very susceptible to the stories told to him by an old fisherman. As Jeroen got older, his belief supernatural powers disappeared, but a part of him still longed for that open, unprejudiced way in which he looked at life and for the magic that filled everything with colour. That is why he wanted to return to the country where he grew up. On the coral island Wasini he met Mashoud, and his steady helper. Netherland, 2013 | 80 min | Director: Jerien van velzen
THE LAND OF THE DAGON The land of the Dogon is situated in the southeast of Mali. The region’s landscape is characterized by the spectacular Bandiagara escarpment; a sandstone cliff stretching from south to northeast over approximately 200 kilometers. This documentary tells the dilemma of a splendid and important culture that struggles between adaptation to modernity and the preservation of their unique traditions. With stunning images and perceptive portraits of individual fates the film offers insights into the fascinating world of the Dogon and discusses some of the problems Mali is facing at the moment. Germany 2012, | 52min | Director: Gregor Lutz
THE TEACHERS COUNTRY Is the story of a country 50 years after its independence. The film is a retrospect on the development of Tanzania in the past decades – told by the stories of people who seem ordinary at the first glance, but are very interesting in what they do and who they really are. The team accompanied Madaraka Nyerere, the youngest son of the famous first president on his way to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 50 years after the independence of Tanzania, he attempts to be on top of Tanzania’s and Africa’s highest mountain and remembers the struggle for independence in which his father was deeply involved in. Germany 2013, | 70min | Director: Benjamin Leers
Films Short Movies 100 BUCKS Dantagob celebrates his first multi million-dollar deal with friends at an up market club, where he recognizes pretty, but feisty waitress Tameka and tips her with 100 bucks. Nolan is Tameka’s good for nothing boyfriend who violently tries to seize her tip, resulting in a torn 100-dollar note. Nolan steals the fixed up 100 bucks and passes it on to his crooked friends, two unemployed “entrepreneurs” as a business investment. Just as business is about to kick off the two youths lose the money to a corrupt police officer. Namibia, 2012 | 25 min | Director: Oshosheni Hiveluah
A LOVER’S CALL
ADAMT is a short film about a young Ethiopian composer and drummer who is struggling with a traumatic experience from his childhood when a deaf spirit appears in his life and inspires him to channel his memories in a new direction.
Ethiopia, 2013 | 18 Minutes | Director: Zelalem Woldemariam
AL RAJEEM - THE ACCURSED
Aasim, a young single Muslim man living in Washington DC has an instant connection with a beautiful poet named Kala. After spending more time with her, Aasim realizes she isn’t Muslim. He is torn by his new discovery of attraction towards Kala and the principles of his own faith.
A man’s greed drives him to sacrifice his daughter to protect his wealth. His decision becomes a curse that is passed on over generations.
USA ,2012 | 25 min | Director: Najma Nuriddin
United Arab Emirates , 2012 | 19 mim | Director: Amer Al Kamel
A STORY ABOUT WENDY Wendy Phillips’ life spirals out of control after the sudden departure of her fiancé. Forced to move back in with her parents, Wendy’s Mother and childhood best friend, Giselle are concerned that Wendy is hanging out with a deviant, Sylvia. Wendy hopes that landing a job with Television Presenter Simone Davies, will help get her back on her feet, but Simone has other plans for Wendy. Trinidad, 2012 | 40min | Director: Sean Hodgkinson
AL WASSIA (The will) A nomad tolerates his wife despite her betrayal and exiles his cousin because of his temptation for murder. Finally he advices his sons to take care of their mother because of her challenge of fear to raise hem.
Maroc, 2012 | Fiction | 17min | Director: Allal El Alaoui
Films Short Movies ANGUKO/ THE FALL
Hollo and Madaraka have realized that they are soul mates and are ready to dedicate themselves for better or for worse. Are they ready for what is to come?
Issac, the youngest of three brothers flees home to inform his older brother Elijah that moments earlier he killed another teen in order to alleviate the daily bullying of a local gang. He pleads with Elijah to help him to figure out a lie and hide the secret from Abraham, the eldest brother who is a strict disciplinarian and very religious. ..
Tanzania, 2013 | 7 min | Directed: Edgar Ngele
USA, 2011 | 16min 36sec | Director: Choice Skinner
Hajar and Kovan are gathering Pepsi cans from the garbages around the city everyday in order to sell it and gain some money. Hajar’s dream is to have a bicycle and ride it. Later on, he meets Karzan, who has a bicycle, but Karzan is very arrogant.
A young man suspected of bombing wakes up in the interrogation room. He and his integrator search for the clues in his head.
Iraq, 2012 | 17min | Director: Rzgar Husein Ahmed
Iran, 2012 | 22min | Director: Ali Molaghou
BOBBY It’s back to school day and for the first time, 8 year old Fares is allowed to walk alone to class. On his way, he crosses the destiny of a stray dog, he called Bobby...It’s the beginning of a true friendship until the day Fares decides to bring Bobby back home...
Tunisia, 2013 | 19 min | Director: Mehdi Barsaoui
DIALEMI – She’s having fun A house overlooking the sea. A man, a sculptor, lives there alone. He needs inspiration. One afternoon, SHE, a mysterious woman appears. He was waiting for her. It is a film about creativity and about love. About the inspiration that one enjoys. Dialemi means “my love” Shot in Gabon with the Central African actress Prudence Maidou, and the actor Laurent Owendo from Gabon. Gabon, 2012 | 20min | Director: Nadine Otsobogo
Films Short Movies FLOURESCENT SIN At Nairobi’s iconic central station, a lithe, majestic drag queen sits on a bench, smoking a cigarette and descending into a breakdown through a poetic soliloquy. In 8 minutes, filmmaker Amirah Tajdin challenges our ideas of beauty, sexuality, and Kenyan attitudes to ‘otherness’ in a film that suggests being caught between two places might in fact be no bad thing.
Kenya, 2012 | 9 min | Director: Amirah Tajdin
It is 2100. In the world engulfed in chaos and war whose residents are consumed by terrible hunger, the last fertile land became the subject of fierce battles. Three warriors: noble Wurubenba, Shandaru, who wants to avenge his father’s death, and Kapkaru craving for power, will face one another in a fight for life and death France/ Burkina Faso, 2011 | 24 min | Director: Cedric Ido
A man doesn’t control his sexual desires which drive him to a point he approaches a girl from a far and forces her into falling for him. The story in fiction based on true events in Tanzania.
A woman abducted as a child in Northern Uganda by an LRA commander in a horrific attack on her village is forced to join the rebel group and only finds freedom after the LRA are pushed out by the Ugandan army. She has two children with her abductor having been made his concubine. Though peace has returned she can’t enjoy it as the obsessed commander sneaks back from Central Africa Republic and is now pursuing her. However her uncanny sixth sense keeps one step ahead but she is running out of options as he closes in on her, re-awakening the horrors of the past.
Tanzania , 2013 | 6 min | Director: Peter Mbwago
Uganda, 2012 | 29 min | Director: Godwin Otwoma
HALF AN HOUR LATER 4 parallel story from 4 different cases which affect each other without having any connection apparently
Iran, 2012 | 21min | Director: Mr. Lotfi
HASAKI YA SUDA
KHANGA COLLISION Khanga, a piece of cloth commonly worn by women in Swahili coast, is a story of how a cloth united a politically charged Zanzibar Archipelago. The arch rivalry between the two popular political parties had ended with a referendum. This reconciliation crafted by leaders had to be bridged to the general public. Khanga Collision narrates a story of how a piece of cloth brought harmony between people that was lost for nearly half a century. Zanzibar/ Tanzania, 2013 | 5 min
Films Short Movies KIVUTO
MY SHOES (Sabbat El Aïd )
KIVUTO is a disable child who never had the parent’s care like all the other children. As he is not allowed to get out of the fence, one day that the baby sitter forgot to close the door, KIVUTO escapes and follows others to school…
Nine-year-old Nader loves to run, as if he wants to defy gravity. While shopping for Eid clothes with his parents, he sets his heart on a pair of expensive shoes beyond what his father can afford.
Rwanda, 2012 | 9 min | Director; Poupoune Sesonga
Tunisia, 2012 | 30 min | Director : Anis Lassoued
MORE THAN TWO HOURS
Ndoto Iliyocheleweshwa (Calling home)
It’s 3 A.M. A boy and a girl are wandering in the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl but it is much harder than they thought.
Set in Kenya on the Lamu Archipelago, Calling home tells the story of Muhammad who returns to the island after a period of absence. On returning nostalgia sets in and he begins an introspective process of questioning why he left... and if the real reason for his returning is about reigniting an old flame, and chasing lost childhood dreams.
Iran, 2013 | 15 mins | Director : Ali AsgarI
Kenya,2013 | 5min 7 sec | Director: InnaD
MURK LIGHT A journey of two friends from their village to the city. They spent most of this journey laying on the top of the bus taking them. While going there they starts to recall some memories and they will discover allot new worlds and characters through many different stations
United Arab Emirates, 2012 | 20 min |Director: Yasir Al-Yasiri
NGUTU Ngutu is a newspaper street vendor who hardly sells any copies at all. Resentful, he starts watching the passers by closely in order to make progress in his business.
Spain, 2012 | 4min | Director: Felipe del olmo & Daniel Valledor
Films Short Movies PRECIPICE
UP YOUR BLACK ARSE
It’s the evening before Jasper Morgan’s financial wrong doings become public and his co-conspirators are unsure if Jasper will talk or take the fall. So they fly in Roman, a ‘fixer’ who is hoping that this will be his last ever job. What should be a straightforward pick-up and drop-off for Roman is not as Roman’s unsuspecting target Jasper needs to make one last stop along the way.
In a Brussels retirement home, a Belgian and a Congolese drink to their long lasting friendship. They argue over an old story. It’s one of broken dreams and wasted lives. Up Your Black Arse stares into the colonial past to look into our present.
UK / Ghana, 2011 | 25min | Directed by Julius Amedume
TAMAR Nancy is an aspiring actress who attends auditions at a local actor’s agency who is given a role of Tamar Amunike. A character she has to act out in a scene set up in Malawi, hell breaks loose when she arrives in Limbe, only to learn that she signed a contract to work as a prostitute. Somehow she manages contact her boyfriend back home. He engages private investigators …. Zambia, 2012 | Director george musonda
“SHOESHINE” Set in a busy street of Dar es Salaam, a shoeshine boy offers us a conscious and subconscious perspective of the space and people of his city ranging from the local politician to University students as well as the neighbor tea maker. This short-film is both a social commentary and an artistic depiction of the life, aspirations and perspectives of a working child. Tanzania, 2013 | 24min | Director: Amil Shivji
Belgium, 2012 | 12min | Director: Bodinaux Allielien
TRY From Nambian actor and director Joel Haikali, a short film depicting a series of events that occur during 8 hours in Windhoek and end up connecting different lives from completely different backgrounds.
Namibia, 2012 | 23 min | Directed by Joel Haikali
Films Animations ATATE NA MAPANYA
A short musical Makonde tale about Atate, a conservative and short tempered Makonde guard, who seeks a quiet, isolated and peaceful retirement life at beautiful and rocky Magilo mountains, far far away from the city he has spent most of his working life as a dedicated gate keeper. However, using Atate’s own short temper, a hidden colony of vengeful wild rats manage to ensure the new peaceful life Atate enjoys at Magilo, only lasts one harvesting season.
Yellow Fever is a documentary animation, fusing animated techniques to explore real African stories. The film focus is on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe our almost schizophrenic pursuit of globalized beauty.
Tanzania, 2012 | Director : Anaeli Kihunrwa
Kenya / UK ,2012 | 7m | Director: Ng’endo Mukii
A lumberjack and his little son live in a solitary little house hidden between a boundless forest and a huge oceanic cliff. Their life is like a fairy tale – after work the father makes wooden toys, they walk and play together. The son has unconditional love for his father, he is fascinated with his father’s power and care. One day when they go to the forest together, the lumberjack cuts down a strange tree. It totally changes him and turns their life upside down.
Taking on a popular Swahili Idiom, “Mchumia Juani, Hulia Kivulini”, this is an educational short story about two groundnuts farmers - a wise Kobe (tortoise) and an extremely lazy Sungura (rabbit). Somehow, these two heavily contrasting characters end up living as neighbours in an abandoned cave near fertile farming soils. When Sungura recklessly consumes whole stock of groundnuts including next season seeds, he is forced to confront a wise Kobe for support. However, Kobe has a different plans.
Poland, 2011 | 15 min | Director: Pawel Debski
Tanzania, 2013 | 9MIN | Director: Anaeli Kihunrwa
MASUMBUKO NA MFALME MAMBO
Masumbuko Na Mfalme Mambo is the story based in African folktale. The story is about the conservation of natural resources including the environment and sources of water. Long, time ago, in east side of Africa, there was a village called Masika. The people of the village were mainly hunters and live on hunting in their life. Tanzania, 2013 | 30min | Director: Mohamed Omari
IN MEMORIUM Joseph Castico
We remember today luminaries, champions and mere human beings who through their lives and their commitments to the arts have touched some of us directly and all of you indirectly. We speak of Joseph Castico, who was an Arts and culture policy maker and an advocate who played key role from the very first Board of Directors of ZIFF. We miss his charm, his humour and most of all, his company as we chart the seas of ZIFFâ€™s journey.
We celebrate the life of John Da Silva, a tireless conservator and artist of the Zanzibar Stonetown who with his pencil, crayon and colour memorised our home-city, and who combated the cloud and fog towards this world heritage struggle, to bring light to its history.
LANGA KILEO aka LANGA
ALBERT MANGWEHA aka NGWEA HIP HOP/BONGO FLAVA ARTIST Born: 16th November, 1982 Died: 28th May, 2013
HUSSENI RAMADHAN MKIETI aka SHARO MILIONEA ACTOR/COMEDIAN/MUSICIAN Born: 20th March, 1987 Died: 26th November, 2012
HIP HOP/BONGO FLAVA ARTIST
Born: 22nd Dec, 1985
We chant a song for our mom and grandma, all rolled into one as we remember Asha Bint Baraka popularly known as Bi Kidude. She inspired the young and old galleons of taarab artists now keeping alive the most enchanting artform born of the maritime culture of the Dhow.cultures.
Died: 13th June, 2013
JAJI HAMISI aka KASHI ACTRESS Died: 09th June, 2013
SADIKI JUMA KILOWOKO aka SAJUKI ACTOR/FILMMAKER Born: 4th April, 1986 Died: 2nd January, 2013
As we congregate at the 16th ZIFF, we of the shared history know that our history will never end as long as we pass the heritage of those who have passed on.
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1 - Old Fort 2 - Maru Maru Hotel 3 - Grand Palace Hotel 4 - Wavuvi Restaurant 5 - DCMA/Old Custom House 6 - Old Dispensary 7 - Serena Hotel
ZIFF TEAM 2013
Prof. Martin Mhando CEO/Festival Director
Asst. FD/Festival Manager
Women & Village Panorama Coordinator
Jury & Workshop Coordinator
Sabra J. Nassor
Abubakar Mohammed Accountant
Children Panorama Coordinator
Film Dept Coordinator
Khamis J. Mtiti
Chief of Protocol
Hamisuu Iddi Office Manager
Muslim Nassor Publicity
Is haq Al Sabri
IT & Social Media
Head of Press & Technical Consultant
Fatma J. Mohamed Receptionist
Sales & Merchandise
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE VENUE: OLD FORT – AMPHITHEATRE Saturday: 29th June, 2013 19:00 – 21:00 Opening Ceremony 21:05 – 23:35 The Reluctant Fundamentalist (130min) Sunday: 30th June, 2013 19:15 - 20:45 Little One (84min), South Africa 20:50 – 22:30 Elelwani (98min), South Africa Monday: 1st July, 2013 19:15 – 19:45 Hasaki ya Suda (24min), Burkina Faso 19:45 – 21:15 Someone Wanna Talk to You (90min), Iran 21:20 – 22:30 Swirl in Bamako (70min), Mali Tuesday: 2nd July, 2013 19:15 – 21:55 Between Friends (97min), T & T 21:00 – 22:40 Nina’s Dowry (95min), Cameroon/USA Wednesday: 3rd July, 2013 19:15 – 21:15 The Lost Number (108min), Nigeria 21:15 – 22:50 Nairobi Half Life (95min), Kenya Thursday: 4th July, 2013 19:15 – 21:10 The Last Fishing Boat (110min), Malawi 21:15 – 23:00 Lilet Never Happened (105min) Friday: 5th July, 2013 (SWAHILI DAY) 19:15 - 21:40 Lost “Journey to Nowhere” (142min) 21:45 - 22:50 Chips Kuku/Chicken and Chips (65min) Saturday: 6th July, 2013 19:00 – 21:00 Award Ceremony 21:00 – 23:00 Winning Film (Golden Dhow) Sunday: 7th July, 2013 19:15 - 20:50 Virgin Margarida (90min), Mozambique 21:00 – 23:20 Lovers Island (140min), Tanzania
VENUE: GRAND PALACE HOTEL Friday: 28th – 30th June, 2013 08:00 – 17:00 Conference on Creative Arts Practice Monday: 1st July, 2013 09:00 - 10:35 A World Not Ours (93min), UK/Leb/Den 10:45 – 11:15 The African Baluchi Trance Dance (27min) 11:20 – 12:30 Lion Souls (68min), Zimbabwe/Italy 12:40 – 13:05 Precipice (25min), Ghana 13:05 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:10 In God’s Land (70min), India 15:20 – 16:10 Gun to Tape (48min), South Africa 16:20 – 17:30 Everything We Want (70min), Germany
Tuesday: 2nd July, 2013 09:00 – 10:20 King Naki & Thundering Hooves (78min), S.Africa 10:30 – 11:22 Kinshasa Mboka Te (52min), DRC/Belgium 11:35 – 12:05 My Shoes (30min), Tunisia 12:15 – 12:45 My Zanzibar: Passing on Cultural Heritage (28min) 12:50 – 12:55 Khanga Collision (5min), Tanzania 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Gangster Project (60min), South Africa 15:10 – 15:35 Hasaki ya Suda (24min), Burkina Faso 15:40 – 17:10 Los Rockers, Rebellion Rock and Roll (89min), Chile Wednesday: 3rd July, 2013 (SEMBENE FILMS) 09:00 – 10:20 Wavumba (80min), Netherlands 10:30 – 11:40 The Teachers Country (70min), Germany 11:50 – 12:50 No Problem! Six Month with Barefoot Grandma ma’s (57min), India 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Camera Women (59min), Morocco 15:10 – 16:10 Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush (54min), USA 16:20 – 17:50 Children of Troumatron (90min), Mauritius Thursday: 4th July, 2013 (SEMBENE FILMS) 09:00 – 09:20 Brotherly Love (17min), USA 09:30 – 10:20 Chairman and the Lions (48min), Tanzania/USA 10:30 – 11:22 Land of Dogon-World Heritage in Peril (52min), 11:30 – 12:05 Haunted Souls (32min), Uganda 12:10 – 12:32 Adamt (22min), Ethiopia 12:40 – 13:05 Pirates Fisherman in South Africa (24min), S.Africa 13:05 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:40 Garifuna in Peril (99min), USA/Honduras 15:50 – 17:50 The Silent Crime (114min), Togo 18:00 – 18:35 Tamar (34min), Zambia Friday: 5th July, 2013 09:00 – 10:40 Pieces of Lives, Pieces of Dreams (100min), Algeria 10:50 - 11:01 Inspiration from Zanzibar with Love (11min), Tz 11:10 – 12:10 Sobukwe: A great Soul (60min), South Africa 12:20 – 13:12 Kinshasa Nboka Te (52min), DRC/Belgium 13:12 – 14:10 BREAK 14:00 – 14:52 Forerunners (52min), South Africa 15:00 – 16:20 Drama Consult (80min), Germany 16:30 – 18:10 Elelwani (98min), South Africa
Saturday: 6th July, 2013 09:00 – 09:20 The Will (18min), Morocco 09:25 – 09:50 Try (24min), Namibia 10:00 – 10:20 Dialemi (20min), Gabon 10:30 – 10:45 Lumberjack (15min), Poland 10:55 – 11:05 Yellow Fever (7min), Kenya/UK 11:15 – 11:20 Spell Breaker (4min), Netherlands 11:25 – 11:30 Atate na Mapanya (3min), Tanzania 11:40 – 11:50 Mchumia Juani (10min), Tanzania 12:00 – 12:30 Masumbuko na Mfalme Mambo (30min), Tz 12:40 – 13:00 Murk Light (20min), Iraq 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 - 15:30 Someone Wanna Talk to You (90min), Iran 15:40 – 17:20 Leo (95min), Kenya Sunday: 7th July, 2013, 09:00 – 17:00 SPECIAL SCREENINGS (TBA) VENUE: MARU MARU HOTEL Saturday: 29th June, 2013 09:00 – 10:40 Nina’s Dowry (95min), Cameroon/USA 10:50 – 12:40 Golchehreh (108min), Iran 12:50 – 13:15 Death of Time (22min), Iran 13:15 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:30 Children of Troumatron (90min), Mauritius 15:40 – 17:15 Last Fishing Boat (110min), Malawi Sunday: 30th June, 2013 09:00 – 10:40 Blitz Patrollie (100min), South Africa 10:50 – 11:15 Pirates Fisherman in South Africa (24min), S.A 11:25 – 12:25 Gangster Project (60min), South Africa 12:35 – 13:35 Land of Dogon (52min), Germany 13:25 – 14:30 BREAK 14:30 – 17:30 Festival of Festivals (South Africa) Monday: 1st July, 2013 09:00 – 10:50 The Dew Drop (105min), India 11:00 – 11:10 Calling Home (6min), Kenya 11:15 – 13:00 Skyf (102min), South Africa 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK
14:00 – 17:00
Festival of Festivals (TANAPA)
Tuesday: 2nd July, 2013
09:00 – 09:25 09:35 – 11:25 11:35 – 11:43 11:50 – 11:57 12:10 – 12:25 12:30 – 12:50 12:55 – 13:17 13:17 – 14:00 14:00 – 17:00
Half an Hour Later (21min), Iran Cog Helen (110min), South Africa Anguko (8min), Tanzania Geuko (7min), Tanzania More than Two Hours (15min), Iran Murk Light (20min), Iraq A Lover’s Call (22min), USA BREAK
Festival of Festivals (Iran Embassy)
Wednesday: 3rd July, 2013
09:00 – 09:40 09:50 – 10:10 10:15 – 10:25 10:30 – 10:50 10:55 – 11:15 11:20 – 11:25 11:30 – 11:40 11:45 – 12:20 12:30 – 13:00 13:00 – 14:00 14:00 – 17:00
A Story about Wendy (40min), T & T Bobby (18min), Tunisia Kivuto (9min), Rwanda All Rajeem (17min), Jordan Bicycle (18min), Iraq Ndutu (4min), Spain Fluorescent Sin (9min), Kenya Joy! Its Nina (34min), UK/Nigeria The African Baluchi Trance Dance (27min) BREAK
Festival of Festivals (Australia)
Thursday: 4th July, 2013 09:00 – 10:12 Burning Nests (72min), Iran/Iraq 10:20 – 12:10 Androman (96min), Morocco 12:20 – 12:45 Precipice (25min), Ghana 12:50 – 12:55 Khanga Collision (5min), Tanzania 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 17:00 Festival of Festivals (Oscar Shorts) Friday: 5th July, 2013 09:00 – 10:50 The Lost Number (108min), Nigeria 11:00 – 13:00 Tale of the Box (117min), Zimbabwe 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 17:00 Festival of Festivals (ZUKU Swahili) Saturday: 6th July, 2013 09:00 – 10:50 Dragon Fly’s Pond (93min), Iran 11:00 – 12:30 The Ugandan (84min), Uganda 12:40 – 13:05 100 Bucks (25min), Namibia
13:05 – 14:00 14:00 – 17:00
BREAK Festival of Festivals (TANAPA)
Sunday: 7th July, 2013 09:00 – 09:12 Up Black Arse (12min), Belgium 09:20 – 09:25 Done “AIDS is going to lose” (5min), Tanzania 09:30 – 11:05 Ni Sisi (92min), Kenya 11:15 – 12:55 Nairobi Half Life (96min), Kenya 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:30 Shirin was a Canary (90min), Iran 15:40 – 17:10 Little One (84min), South Africa VENUE: WAVUVI RESTAURANT BONGO/SWAHILI MOVIE SCREENINGS Sunday: 30th June, 2013 10:00 – 11:10 Laptop – Part 1 (65min), Dir: Rashid Mrutu 11:20 – 12:30 Laptop – Part 2 (70min), Dir: Rashid Mrutu 12:30 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:15 Maduhu – Part 1 (75min), Dir: John Lister 15:20 – 16:30 Maduhu – Part 2 (70min), Dir: John Lister 16:40 - 17:30 Bongo Videos
Thursday: 4th July, 2013 10:00 – 11:10 Fungate – Part 1 (70min) 11:20 – 12:40 Fungate – Part 2 (70min) 12:40 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:00 Nakwenda kwa Mwanangu - Part 1 (60min) 15:10 – 16:40 Nakwenda kwa Mwanangu - Part 2 (82min) 16:50 – 17:30 Bongo Videos Friday: 5th July, 2013 10:00 – 12:20 Lovers Island (140min) 12:30 – 13:35 Changu (65min) 13:35 – 14:30 BREAK 14:30 – 16:40 Mdundiko (130min) 16:50 – 17:20 Dunia (25min) Saturday: 6th July, 2013 10:00 – 11:05 Chips Kuku (65min) 11:15 – 13:45 Lost “Journey to Nowhere 14:00 – 15:00 BREAK 15:00 – 16:10 Fungate – Part 1 (70min) 16:20 – 17:40 Fungate – Part 2 (70min)
Monday: 1st July, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 Bikira Kidawa – Part 1 (60min) 11:10 – 12:10 Bikira Kidawa – Part 2 (60min) 12:20 – 12:45 Shoe Shine (25min) 13:00 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:40 Woman of Principles - Part 1 (95min) 15:50 – 17:25 Woman of Principles - Part 2 (95min)
Sunday: 7th July, 2013 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 2nd July, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 Nakwenda kwa Mwanangu - Part 1 (60min) 11:10 – 12:40 Nakwenda kwa Mwanangu - Part 2 (82min) 12:40 – 14:00 BREAK 14:00 – 15:45 Room No.13 (102min) 16:00 – 17:35 Crush/Husuda (93min)
Tuesday: 2nd July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 Iran Embassy
Wednesday: 3rd July, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 C.I.D – Part 1 (55min) 11:05 – 11:55 C.I.D – Part 2 (49min) 12:00 – 13:45 Network (104min) 13:45 – 14:30 BREAK 14:30 – 16:40 Mdundiko (130min) 16:50 – 17:30 Bongo Videos
BONGO/SWAHILI MOVIES SPECIAL SCREENINGS FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS Monday: 1st July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 TANAPA
Wednesday: 3rd July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 Australia Thursday: 4th July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 Oscar Nominated Short Films Friday: 5th July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 ZUKU Swahili Saturday: 6th July, 2013 14:00 – 17:00 TANAPA
Revolution Government of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism - Zanzibar, Ministry of Education and Technical Training - Zanzibar BASAZA, Seyyida Hotel, SMOLE, DFI, Maisha Lab, Saadani National Park, Asmini Hotel, Africa House Hotel, ZBC, Dean Space Entertainment, Iprint, Peter Bennet and those whom we can not mention but in one way or another they have supported ZIFF 2013
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