Since I've been engulfed in Swahili over the last few years, I've heard it in some unexpected places. After connecting cable TV in my house in Zanzibar, I'm watching movies I never would have otherwise, and Swahili seems to be the 'go-to' foreign/ethnic/tribal language in Hollywood. It's an interesting use of a language once known as the 'language of civilization' or 'Kiungwana'. Read more »
Donall McCusker is an Oscar-winning film producer, who most recently worked with director Kathryn Bigelow on Iraq war film The Hurt Locker. He had a chat with ZIFF attendees today about what it takes to make a film.
Fambul Tok was not an easy documentary to watch at 9:30 in the morning. Especially following the Australian children's short Minnie Loves Junior. The odd programming only made the subject of life in post-civil war Sierra Leone more brutal to witness, but it's compelling opening sequence kept me seated in the House of Wonders. Read more »