Curse Of An Addict-Zanzibar

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Documentary film from Zanzibar and UK, 25 minutes
Swahili with English subtitles

Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Lovinsa Kavuma
Produced by Lovinsa Kavuma and George Amponsah

Set in Zanzibar, the film is about Seif, a heroin addict who believes he was cursed into drug addiction. The attraction to Seif was that he was very clear on who he was, could have been and had become. So, perhaps, this platform allows the viewers to witness this one last attempt of a man become the man he wants to be.

About the Director

Lovinsa Kavuma’s film Rape For Who I Am about the “corrective rape” of lesbians, premiered at Sundance. Lovinsa is a Ugandan/British filmmaker reflecting a contemporary Africa with all its beauty and ugliness.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Posted on January 25, 2015. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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