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Film Reviews
Amil Shivji

Amil Shivji

Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as a freelance filmmaker and lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam. He runs an independent production house Kijiweni Productions. He believes Filmmaking is the strongest medium for bringing about social change by confronting social and political injustice and is particularly interested in using his work to challenge historical and contemporary misrepresentations of the African continent. He has written, directed and produced two short fiction films Shoeshine (2013) and Samaki Mchangani (2014) His debut as a feature film producer was with Aisha (2015) which picked up four awards at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in July 2016.  He has just released his directorial debut for a feature film called T-Junction (2017) that opened ZIFF 2017 and garnered three awards.