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VUTA N'KUVUTE - TUG OF WAR (2021)

A film by Amil Shivji
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A young revolutionary and a runaway bride struggle for forbidden freedoms, in Amil Shivji’s adaptation of Adam Shafi’s Swahili novel.

In this adaptation of Adam Shafi’s award-winning Swahili novel, set in 1950s Zanzibar, a romance is buffeted by the harsh waves of British rule and the local militant struggle for liberation.

On the shores of the centuries-old trade port in the Indian Ocean’s “Spice Islands” — under British protectorate control and overseen by the Sultan of Oman — Denge, a young Mswahili revolutionary, fights for a free Zanzibar. Slipping past unrelenting colonial police through the tight alleys and crumbling walls of a segregated Stone Town, “De” (Gudrun Columbus Mwanyika) and his comrades import socialist pamphlets and distribute Swahili translations across the island, staging revolts in dance halls and expat clubs to demand political autonomy. De dreams of nothing else until he meets Yasmin (Ikhlas Gafur Vora), a young Indian-Zanzibari woman seeking her own forbidden freedoms who does not expect to be intrigued by De’s mystery. After running away from her arranged marriage, Yasmin is reacquainted with her home through De’s eyes and through her generous friend, Mwajuma (played by Zanzibari musician Siti Amina). Together, the three venture across communities that are separated by arbitrary British racial categories but deeply blended at the level of culture and rhythm. 

TIFF Programmer’s Note: Nataleah Hunter-Young

*Join us on October 4th, 7PM for a special screening followed by a conversation and Q&A with Vuta N’Kuvute director, Amil Shivji and film director Hawa Essuman. 

VIEW TRAILER

Year: 2021

Country: Tanzania

Language: Swahili, English

Duration: 93Mins 

DATE

OCT 2022

TIME

Tuesday 4th 7PM

*Tuesdays 2FOR1 8PM

Fridays 8PM

Weekends 5PM

PRICE

650KSH

RATING

12

* Two Ticket Tuesday must be booked at Unseen, NOT online. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience. 

To avoid disturbing customers who arrive on time, customers arriving later than 15 minutes after the film has started will not be admitted to the theatre. Refunds will not be issued by us in these circumstances.

NOSFERATU (1922)

A Film By F. W. Murnau
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Unseen Gems, Goethe Kino & Santuri East Africa have joined forces this Halloween month to bring you some special screenings of the original vampire classic, Nosferatu, as the film celebrates it's 100th year! 

October 6th - 'A Symphony Of Fear - 100 Years of Nosferatu', Lecture by Matthew Daintry-Hall (BFI) followed by a cinema screening of the film.

 

Book your tickets HERE
 


October 20th - Freddy Muia and Budalagi from Santuri East Africa perform a live, electronic score to a screening of Nosferatu on Unseen Nairobi's rooftop.
 

Book your tickets HERE



October 27th - A screening of Nosferatu for those that need a simple screening!
 

Book your tickets HERE

DATE

OCT 2022

TIME

THURSDAYS 7PM 

PRICE

FREE

RATING

PG

*Two Ticket Tuesday must be booked at Unseen, NOT online. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience. 

To avoid disturbing customers who arrive on time, customers arriving later than 15 minutes after the film has started will not be admitted to the film. Refunds will not be issued by us in these circumstances.