Tug of War
Vuta N’Kuvute

Directed by Amil Shivji
Produced by Steven Markovitz & Amil Shivji
Written by Amil Shivji & Jenna Bass
90 mins
Tanzania, South Africa, Germany, Qatar
2021



 


Synopsis

A coming-of-age political love story set in the final years of British colonial Zanzibar. Denge, a young freedom fighter meets Yasmin, an Indian-Zanzibari woman in the middle of the night as she is on her way to be married. Passion and revolution escalate.

 

FPB 13 PSV

Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival
FESPACO
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Zanzibar International Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
JCC Carthage

Awards

Oumarou Ganda Prize, Fespaco
Best Long Feature Fiction, Mashariki African Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, Seattle International Film Festival
Winner of Best Film, Best East African Feature, Best Actor, Zanzibar International Film Festival