We are continuing with a new film from our “African movies” cycle!
April 14th, at 7 p.m. at the Alma Alter Theater-laboratory, one of the best Tanzanian films, Aisha
Our moderators today: Stacy Oswald and Ayubu Mbarazi answered of questions about Tanzania. How the family and socialty usualy reaced in a case of rape. Pain, horror, shame, accusations of the victim … a whole palette of emotions, and in most cases a total lack of sympathy. Painalty for the agressors usually missed. Specially if he/they have money to pay of policman.
Is their any chanse this reality to be changed? Of course their are some NGO-s that offer special programs and services, but out of the capital this is missed. The big challenge is how to work with the comunity? very important is the educational programs to enter in the school and to engage even adults in discussing his problems.
Gudrun Mwanyika, our ex-volunteer from Tanzania start this event i Bulgaria.
- Thanks, man! We miss you a lot! #Tanzaniasreenshouting started in Bulgaria because of you! Thank you, man!
When a Tanzanian businesswoman experiences a brutal attack upon returning to her home village, she discovers that friends and family are willing to turn a blind eye to the abuse that women suffer and decides to fight for justice no matter the consequence.
Returning home to her village for her sister’s wedding, city businesswoman Aisha looks forward to revisiting family and friends from her youth. Her new status makes her stick out within the community, but she is happy that her childhood sweetheart wants to reconnect. Their intended rendezvous is the gossip of the town, and, though both are now married to others, it becomes apparent that her former flame expects more than a night of reminiscing. When she rejects his advances, he retaliates brutally, and Aisha must find the strength within to fight for justice in a social system that can only see that she was “asking for it.” Aisha is an exceptional debut from director Chande Omar, who has captured a star-making turn from Godliver Gordian in the title role; Aisha’s character arc requires Gordian to journey from naive outsider through hopelessness to, ultimately, empowered determination without striking a false note. Supported by gorgeous cinematography of urban and rural Tanzania, Aisha is a moving and socially conscious feminist tale that raises the bar for future Tanzanian film production.
Chande Omar, from Zanzibar, Tanzania, has years of filmmaking experience as a writer, director, and producer for documentaries and features. A former head of Zanzibar National Television, he is now the Executive Secretary of the Zanzibar Broadcasting Commission. Aisha is his first feature film.
- Director: Chande Omar
- Principal Cast: Godliver Gordian, Adarusi Walii, Flora Nicholas, Juma Madenge
- Country: Tanzania
- Year: 2015
- Running Time: 112 minutes
- Producer: Amil Shivji
- Screenplay: Hamadu Mwapachu
- Cinematographers: Takura Maurayi
- Editors: Momose Cheyo
- Music: Vital Maembe, Julian Gordon-Hastings
- Filmography: Chukua Pipi (2010); Mwari Kavunja Ungo (doc, 2006)
- Language: Swahili
The cycle “African movies” happen under the project “Art and culture for Unity”,
with support of European program “Erasmus+”, Key Action 2: capacity building in the field of youth
with hospitality of Theater-laboratory “Alma-alter”