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Ladima Foundation Announces Program for Zanzibar 2018

Posted by radio On April - 10 - 2018

Established as a mechanism tosupport worthy women filmmakers from across Africa in order to contribute to correctingthe major imbalances within the industry, The Ladima Foundation, in partnershipwith ZIFF, DISCOP Zanzibar and Africa in Motion Film Festival (AiM), willpresent a variety of programs in Zanzibar from the 7th – 15thof July.

 

In order to further its aim of supportingwomen in a variety of roles within filmmaking, video production and relatedcontent development through a range of projects and interventions, The LadimaFoundation will once again present its flagship project, the Adiaha Award for BestDocumentary by an African Woman Filmmaker presented annually at the ZanzibarInternational Film Festival.

 

 

The Award carries with it a cashprize and in its second year will now also provide the winning film with theopportunity to be screened at the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Scotland.

 

 

The Africa in Motion FilmFestival’s founder, Lizelle Bisschoff will also be in attendance at ZIFF topresent, alongside well-known academic and writer Stefanie Van de Peer, aworkshopandselected film screenings on the theme of Africa’s Lost Classics: Histories ofAfrican Women in Film.

 

 

This half-day event will see thescreening for the first time in Africa oftwo lost classics that have been subtitled in English, restored and digitizedby AiM.  Mossane (Safi Faye, Senegal, 1996), and Fatma 75 (Selma Baccar, Tunisia, 1976)have hardly been seen or screened publically. Mossane is the last feature film by pioneering Senegalese filmmakerSafi Faye, and Fatma 75 was thefirst non-fiction film by a female Tunisian filmmaker, a feminist essay filmdocumenting strong female figures in the history of the country.

 

 

The Ladima Foundation will alsobe presenting a program at the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar that will take placefrom the 11th – 13th July at the Hotel Verde.  The Ladima Foundation will present the WOMEN OF INFLUENCE CONVERSATION, which will bring together the most creative, iconic andculturally relevant women in Africa’s entertainment and media industry.

 

 

Additionally, Ladima will be sponsoring five young women in the industrywho are from East Africa to attend DISCOP Zanzibar 2018.

 

 

The Ladima Foundation is also working with the US Embassy in Dar esSalaam on the She Directs workshop series that will see a selection of youngEast African women filmmakers having the opportunity to hone their craft.

 

 

These projects reflect the core mission of the Ladima Foundation and itsstated key interventions, which include: professional training, educationalsupport, recognition, and networking and community. For more information: www.ladima.africawww.ziff.or.tzwww.discop.com

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