Zanzibari Documentary Film
Samira’s Dream is a documentary about a young woman’s quest for an education, a path that is sometimes against cultural norms.
Here in the US, it is generally assumed that boys and girls will get an education and many will go on to get advanced degrees.
In Zanzibar, girls often don’t have the same opportunities or the cultural and community support to get an education.
Samira has strong ties to her family and community and, also, the desire to learn and do great things with her life.
The documentary crew followed her for 7 years to make this film, so we get to know her well.
She is a remarkable young woman and her story is fascinating.
It allows us to get to know her as an individual, but also gives us insight into the multitude of issues that girls face.
Samira’s Dream (Ndoto Ya Samira)
Release Date 8/9/22
The story of a Zanzibari woman, Samira, who aspires to have a family like all of her friends, but is also determined to pursue higher education and a career.
Throughout seven years of her life, amidst social pressures and the ever-present need to respect traditions, she must choose one life over the other, it seems.
A brilliant look at the inspiring trajectory of a modern, young African woman’s goals and freedoms.
Filmed with a sensitive eye that imbues Samira’s story with the context of day-to-day life in urban Zanzibar Town, compared to many nuances of life in the fishing village of Nungwi.
Swahili and English with English Subtitles
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