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Mon, 14 Nov


Taliesin Arts Centre

Vuta N’Kuvute

Director- Amil Shivji | 85 mins | Fiction, Romance, Political activism, Period Drama | Tanzania | 2021

Vuta N’Kuvute
Vuta N’Kuvute

Time & Location

14 Nov 2022, 19:30

Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Park, University, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

About the Screening


Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War) based on Adam Shafi’s award-winning Swahili novel, is a coming-of-age political drama about love and resistance set in the final years of British colonial Zanzibar. The film weaves through 1950s coastal culture across the divides of class and racial segregation that were imposed by the colonial regime. Denge, a frustrated and rebellious Zanzibari young man who is part of the freedom struggle against British rule meets Yasmin, a recent runaway Indian-Zanzibari bride whose equal rebelliousness drives her to seek her own independence. Their romantic but forlorn relationship is coupled with the daily struggles of finding their place in the resistance movements for independence.

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