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Review of the (ZIFF) film festival

Mhando, M. (2006) Review of the (ZIFF) film festival. ZIFF Journal (3). pp. 5-12.

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This year’s film programme was an animated affair acknowledging the theme of Sails of History: Citizens of the Sea. It was particularly topical what with the current upheavals around the globe reflecting the struggle for identity and self assertion. Identity is an issue of expression and aspiration both individually and communally. Zanzibar is therefore an appropriate location and ZIFF particularly so since the confluence that is the dhow culture reflects also intercultural communication, the main goal of ZIFF. As a mode of communication film asserts both cultural difference and plurality. As a distinct component of multiculturalism cinema (and international cinema in particular) best expresses this ethos through preserving and describing specific cultures while also celebrating global interaction expressed through film distribution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Zanzibar International Film Festival
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