Zanzibar film fest from 10 July

MUMBAI: Tanzania’s Zanzibar International Film Festival scheduled from 10 to 18 is expected to attract films from 43 countries.

With Hopes in Harmony as its theme, the film fest calls for peace and harmony in Zanzibar and provides an opportunity for all the country’s people to have a look at these films for free on a big screen.

The opening film of the fest is I Bring What I Love that takes the audience behind the scenes and into the world of Africa‘s most famous musician Youssou N‘dour.

Among the special highlights this year is the world Cup final late 11 July at the old fort.

Many of the films to be shown at the festival highlight every day life of women in the society, according to a press release of the film fest. It also includes performing arts, which is a street theatre component.

The film festival is seen by the government as a symbol of enhancing Zanzibar’s culture and acts to propagate Zanzibar tourism thus enabling more tourists to visit Zanzibar and boost the Zanzibar economy.

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