Last Saturday’s terrible ferry disaster in Zanzibar came as an especial shock to us at the ttff. The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is a programming partner of the ttff, and we have a particularly close relationship with Zanzibar and its people.
In the wake of the tragedy a relief website, Saidia Zanzibar, was set up to assist the families of the victims. The ttff will be donating to this organisation through our friends at ZIFF. All proceeds of the ZIFF screenings at the ttff/11 in Trinidad—which take place at the Little Carib Theatre on 29 September—will go to Saidia Zanzibar, and a donation box will be placed in the foyer of the Little Carib for the duration of the Festival’s run there (25 September to 1 October). A collection will also be taken up at the ZIFF screenings in Tobago, at the Calder Hall Community Centre on October 1.
After the Festival, all proceeds collected will be presented to ZIFF on behalf of Saidia Zanzibar.