The Zanzibar Film Festival is on and it opened last Saturday and runs through to Sunday 15th next week. Zanzibar is a small island with a lot of flaire, beaches, lovely people and most notable for its really chill factor. Once your in Zanzibar your heart rate drops, no need for caffeine – unless you need it to stay awake past 11pm. It’s proper easy and calm. With the festival now pulling in the towns cheer and fun – here are a few films shot or directed in Africa that are showcasing:


Director : Rolie Nikiwe

Country : South Africa


Country: Spain / Congo



Country: Rwanda-

Mama Africa – Miriam Makeba – Documentary


Here are some highlights of the Festival

Photography by Barbara Muriungi

Jazz Musicians: Brad Jazz Quintet from Zanzibar

Swahili Vibes performing at the Festival Sunday Evening

Chilli Mango (Apparel Designer) & Pauline Macharia Afro Urban jewellery stall

Fish & Meat market at Forodhani (Stone Town, Zanzibar)