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Children of Ramadhan

Director: Lovinsa Kavuma
2011, Tanzania / Zanzibar / Uganda
English and Kiswahili, with English subtitles
Documentary short / 23 minutes

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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.

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

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Thur 29 Sept 4.30pm, The Little Carib Theatre

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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