In collaboration with the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017 the Goethe Institut will present to you the winners of the Sembene Ousmane Award.
Black Head Cow
by Elizabeth Nichols, Tanzania, 2016, 12 minutes
In a remote Maasai village in rural Tanzania, a
bright young schoolgirl is suddenly confronted
with an arranged marriage. As part of the first
generation to go to school in her community,
Naserian faces a dilemma between culture and
education. Written and produced by students of
Orkeeswa School, Tanzania.
by Mantegaftot Sileshi, Ethiopia, 2017, 8 minutes
Yell and run, a mob runs after you in a second!
When the head of an impoverished family is
accused of theft, his everyday shopping trip turns
into a matter of life or death; and everyone fails to
see their own culpability while hunting him.
by Kamau Wandungu, Kenya, 2016, 35 minutes
Muheshimiwa has been representing the people
of Mtaa in the Parliament for decades. In all this
time he has done nothing for them. As they have
a wish for change they endorse Maria, a young
and energetic woman. Will Maria become their
next representative at Parliament?
by Zwelethu Radebe, South Africa, 2017, 32 minutes
Mfundisi, Khetha’s father, realizes his wife,
Sizakele, didn’t return from work despite the late
hour. When the truth of Mfundisi’s disappearance
is brought to the surface, Khetha must either
choose forgiveness or live forever with regret of
failing to accept the truth.
Grill and cash bar!