UHURU
  • SMALL PEOPLE, BIG TREES
  • SMALL PEOPLE, BIG TREES
Showings
Vogue TheatreSun, Jun 11 4:45 PM Not Available  
 
Roxie TheatreWed, Jun 14 9:30 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Director:Tom Gentle
Film Category:Africa
Running Time:110 min.
Country:UK
Tanzania
Premiere:World Premiere
Description
Uhuru has a dual meaning. More readily known to us as the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru is also Swahili for a cross between independence, freedom and liberty. For overlooked minorities in Tanzania’s Mara Region, Uhuru is a concept far from reach. In what arrives as their documentary debut, also entitled Uhuru, Tom Gentle and Harry Truman are two filmmakers who magnify this otherwise somnolent situation. Intolerable case studies are eloquently portrayed to amplify and expose the stigma disabled minorities face daily from the community and the government, including sexual and discriminatory abuse. The documentary necessarily avoids a counter productive victimisation of its interviewed subjects, instead illustrating frank musings on the causes and the continual perpetuation of this deep-seated discrimination. Whilst highlighting the local failures, Uhuru does not neglect the global failure to consciously accept its respective acts of malpractice.

Included Shorts
SMALL PEOPLE, BIG TREES (50min) More