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Two people walk out of a small stand where DVDs cover the pink walls. On the door reads "FUNDI SIMU".

Apostles of Cinema [short film]

  Darragh Amelia, Gertrude Malizana, Jesse Gerard Mpango, Cece Mlay

  Tanzania     17 minutes


Apostles of Cinema explores Tanzania’s unique film culture, examining the art of pirating, local cinema houses, and distribution networks while raising the question of whether the means by which we access films truly matters. The remarkable short film captures how cinema creates community, inspires creativity, and emphasizes the need for preservation.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 7: Black Perspectives – Resonance program.


 Swahili with subtitles