Swahiliwood
Swahiliwood Films Released on DVD

Swahiliwood Films Released on DVD

The three Swahiliwood feature films: Sunshine, Network, and Mdundiko,  have been released throughout Tanzania by Proin Promotions distributors.  After a very successful launch of the films at the Oyster Bay cinemas in Dar es Salaam, there has been a lot of anticipation for the release of these films. Below you

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Swahiliwood Introduction

Swahiliwood Introduction

MFDI Tanzania in collaboration with JHUCCP Tanzania, is embarking on an exciting and innovative project, engaging the vibrant and growing Tanzanian film industry to coproduce feature films that embrace Entertainment-Education. The production process will focus on capacity building of local Swahiliwood filmmakers, and their Entertainment-Education themes will reach wide audiences

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Network Trailer Released

Network Trailer Released

When Detective Robert Demango, one of the forces’ finest, is given three weeks notice for lack of performance; he doesn’t give a damn.  He knows his days as Dar es Salaams most celebrated detective are over.  Riddled with guilt for his wife’s death, depressed and drinking heavily, he’s given up

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Sunshine Trailer Released

Sunshine Trailer Released

Rufu is educated and smart but restless and angry.  He can’t hold down a job and is easily distracted by drink, dope and women, which have landed him nothing but trouble. At just 22 he’s already on ARVs and slipping into a lifestyle dominated by petty-crime. Rufu is from a

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Mdundiko Trailer Released

Mdundiko Trailer Released

Mzee Njimba and Mzee Kondo, friends since childhood are also related through the marriage of their children.  Unfortunately their children passed away leaving Kondo to look after their shared grandson Chumi. Njimba is an arrogant, belligerent man known for his abilities as a drummer and arranger of dances (Ngoma), including

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Swahiliwood: Researching Tanzania’s Film Industry

Swahiliwood: Researching Tanzania’s Film Industry

If you think there is no film industry in Tanzania, think again! Adding to the well known industries of Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood (Nigeria), there is another, well established but elsewhere unknown, wood- Swahiliwood. And it’s been around for over ten years! MFDI is embarking on an exciting and innovative

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Swahiliwood Writers’ Workshop

Swahiliwood Writers’ Workshop

The first of the twelve part Swahiliwood Workshop Series has officially begun! The workshop series will see the realization of three feature length Entertainment-Education films. This first workshop is engaging 25 local popular film producers and scriptwriters, with the intention of: 1. Giving them background information on the Swahiliwood Project,

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