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Name: Aisha

Country: Tansania

Year of publication: 2015

Format: DCP

Color: color

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 85 Minuten

Direction: Omar, Chande

Screenplay: Mwapachu, Hamadu

Camera: Maurayi, Takura

Editing: Cheyo, Momose

Guest: Shivji, Amil


Young and ambitious businesswoman Aisha lives in the city and returns to her home village for her younger sister`s wedding. Upon being reunited with relatives and old friends, she is confronted with her past and an unexpected encounter has devastating consequences for her future. But Aisha fights for justice.
The film doesn`t have a female director, but it does bravely stand up for the rights of women, which fits in nicely with our SISTERS IN AFRICAN CINEMA theme. Director Chande Omar is from Zanzibar and has worked in senior positions for the island`s television, radio and the Zanzibar International Film Festival. He is a writer, documentary-maker and producer and AISHA is his first feature film. It had its world premiere in the small historical town of Pangani, where it was also shot. It then toured through Tanzania and triggered wider debates about violence against women.