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16 July 2012

ZIFF – Zanzibar Film Festival July 7th – 15th

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The Zanzibar Film Festival is on and it opened last Saturday and runs through to Sunday 15th next week. Zanzibar is a small island with a lot of flaire, beaches, lovely people and most notable for its really chill factor. Once your in Zanzibar your heart rate drops, no need for caffeine - unless you need it to stay awake past 11pm. It’s proper easy and calm. With the festival now pulling in the towns cheer and fun – here are a few films shot or directed in Africa that are showcasing:

INSIDE STORY 

Director : Rolie Nikiwe

Country : South Africa

DIMANCHE A BRAZZAVILLE 

Country: Spain / Congo

 

RUHAGO 

Country: Rwanda-

Mama Africa – Miriam Makeba – Documentary

 

Here are some highlights of the Festival

Photography by Barbara Muriungi

Jazz Musicians: Brad Jazz Quintet from Zanzibar

Swahili Vibes performing at the Festival Sunday Evening

Chilli Mango (Apparel Designer) & Pauline Macharia Afro Urban jewellery stall

Fish & Meat market at Forodhani (Stone Town, Zanzibar)

 

About Barbara

Originally from Nairobi, Barbara Muriungi is a motion designer & animator. After a brief stint working as a sound tech and producing roles in TV and radio, Barbara realised her passion for design and pursued her studies in Motion Graphics and Visual Effects. In between working clients like HBO, Nat Geo, Disney, Fuse, she works on collaborative projects and continues her interests in photography, illustration and travel.