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A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021: "'Binti', Tanzania, 2020"

Cineplex, Bayreuth

In November 2021, the film festival “Cinema Africa” of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence invites the audience on a cinematic journey to the colourful world of the Indian Ocean. Over the course of four evenings, the movie festival presents stories that take place in La Réunion, Mauritius, South Africa and Tanzania showing examples of the broad spectrum of African filmmaking today. The 13th edition of the festival will take place from 14.-17. November at Cineplaza Bayreuth, Germany and will give the audience a chance for a meet and greet as well as discussion with the directors after each screening.

  • For the complete programme of the 2021 Cinema Africa, find the flyer here.


Year: 2021
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English/Swahili

"Binti" ("daughter", "young woman") is the most recent film of Tanzanian filmmaker Seko Shamte. The movie tells the story of four women with very different careers, desires and social backgrounds in Dar es Salaam. The film slowly and intricately interweaves their respective perspectives. The all-women team consisting of internationally renowned filmmaker Seko Shamte and the producers Angela and Ailinda Rhinda have created one of the few movies that shows a kaleidoscope of women’s lives in East Africa.

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