Children of Ramadhan

Throughout the month of Ramadan, the largely Muslim island of Zanzibar comes to a standstill, as everyone gives over to fasting and prayer. This charming film offers a child’s-eye view of life during Ramadan in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic main port, and the eagerly awaited Eid celebrations that follow.

This film is presented in association with the Zanzibar International Film Festival and supported by the Commonwealth Foundation.

Children of Ramadhan (2011)


Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda


English, Kiswahili with English subtitles




Lovinsa Kavuma

Lovinsa Kavuma

Lovinsa Kavuma

Lovinsa Kavuma is an award-winning Ugandan-British filmmaker. Her interest in African social and cultural affairs has led to a career exploring the beauty and ugliness of Africa on film. Her short documentary Rape For Who I Am(2006), about the persecution of lesbians in South Africa, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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