Thursday Movie Night @Goethe
Starts: Thursday, 6 October, 2016 04:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 6 October, 2016 07:00pm
ZIFF 2016 prize-awarded movies
A PLACE FOR MYSELF
by Clemetine Dusabejambo
Golden Dhow Award – Best Short Film & Sembene Ousmane Award & SIGNIS PRIZE 2016
The story of a five year old albino girl, Elikia, who goes to a casual elementary school in Rwanda. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice to find a place for themselves.
QUEEN OF MAASAI
by Single Mtambalike
Swahili with English subtitles
ComNet Bongo Movie Awards: Best Writer (Abubakar H. Guni and Devotha Myunga)
While researching for a book about the Nomadic life of the Maasai in Arusha writer Alex is mistaken as a cattle thief. The herdsmen beat him up and arrest Alex on cattle theft charges. In the Boma where he is detained he encounters Nangajiang, a beautiful Maasai girl, who is the only Swahili speaker. Through her help Alex proves his innocence. When a friend comes to pick up Alex in the Boma Nangajiang runs off with them to Dar es Salaam to pursue her dream of studying medicine. Will she succeed through the help from new friends to accomplish her dreams and move back to her village?