tug of war

African Film Festival: Tug Of War (Vuta N’Kuvute)

The 2023 Festival will run March 24th through March 26th at Brown 100, Washington University.

Tug Of War (Vuta N’Kuvute)
In English and Swahili with English subtitles
Amil Shivji, Tanzania and South Africa, 2021, 92 minutes 

Denge, a young freedom fighter, meets Yasmin, an Indian-Zanzibari woman, in the middle of the night as she is on her way to be married. Passion and revolution ensue in this coming-of-age political love story set in the final years of British colonial Zanzibar.

Preceded by:

La Star
In Lingala and French with English subtitles
Kevin Mavakala, Senegal, 2022, 14 minutes

A director does everything possible to ensure his film shoot is successful. Unfortunately for him, he casts an actress who does not make his task easy.

Reception and post-show discussion with Amil Shivji, moderated by filmmaker Ekwa Msangi following screening.

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