Short Films
Kufa au Kupona

Kufa au Kupona

MDFI’s latest production, Kufa au Kupona, is a 30 minute docudrama that follows three women and their personal traumatic stories relating to malaria.  The film is brought to life through dramatic reenactments of these stories.  Kufa au Kupona was directed by Chris Morgan, a young and talented director living in Tanzania.

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Usipoziba Ufa

Usipoziba Ufa

Fatuma is a young girl from Southern Tanzania. Despite her mother’s appeal, her father refuses to provide her with basic school needs even though he is capable. Consequently she falls prey to roving young men. Duration: 30 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: Augustin Hatar and GTZ

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Under the Mupundu Tree

Under the Mupundu Tree

Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa now face the challenge of a devastating dual epidemic of HIV/AIDS and TB. Under the Mupundu Tree addresses the question of how these countries, which are beset by economic decline and rising levels of poverty, can address the needs of the millions of people who

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United Against AIDS

United Against AIDS

TASO, The AIDS Support Organization, was the first organized community response to the AIDS epidemic in East Africa. Founded in 1987 by a group of 16 volunteers, TASO has become one of the largest NGOs in Africa. This documentary depicts the history of TASO and its fight for awareness and

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Tuvunje Ukimya

Tuvunje Ukimya

In intimate accounts, five HIV positive healthcare workers describe how they are living positively, confronting stigma, working to establish support programs and continuing to support their own families. Each touching account reveals pride and confidence in their disclosure and in the steps they take everyday to break the silence about

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Tikambe

Tikambe

These two stories are about families affected by HIV/ AIDS, discrimination and ostracism. Their long journey has taken them from ignorance and stigma to being community leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Duration: 42 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: Carol D. Clay and ZIHPCOMM Broadcaster’s Link

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Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy likes his women young and sweet. He lives on short-term pleasures, seducing young girls for one night stands. He will soon find out the long-term consequences of his quick seductions. Duration: 13 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: David Moktoi

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Sasa!

Sasa!

Sasa (Now!) is the time for action. Through personal accounts and expert opinions, this film informs us about the relationship between violence against women and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Without overcoming one, we cannot stop the other. Duration: 30 min Language: English and Swahili Producer: Raising Voices Broadcaster’s Link

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Running on Empty

Running on Empty

This documentary draws a parallel between two young mothers in two very different countries, who depend on direct-cash aid. Dawn lives in Wales and supports three children. Asemu lives in Ethiopia. Her cash payments support two children. We see them when they begin to receive the payments and a few

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Orphan Generation

Orphan Generation

This film focuses on the struggles of a Ugandan village to cope with the deepening orphan crisis. Local development and social workers explain how the needs of these children can be met- and their lives protected- by support for community-based organizations rather than institutional care. Duration: 40 min Language: Swahili Producer:

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