Samaki Mchangani | 2014

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About Samaki Mchangani

One of the winners of the 2013 Africa First Focus Features grant, “Samaki Mchangani” (Fish of the Land) is short film about the “Africa rising” phenomenon. On the auspicious day when Godfrey launches the first Tanzanian cellular company, he is involved in a fatal accident. Haunted by his series of choices, our young ambitious entrepreneur reveals more than one face of ‘Africa rising’.

Nominated at the AMVCA 2016 – Best Indigenous Language Movie – Swahili
Winner Best Director Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2015
Winner Best Short film Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2015
Winner Best Sound at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015
Ousmane Sembene competition for Best Short Film at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015
Nominated Best Director Tanzania Film Awards 2015
Nominated Best Actor Tanzania Film Awards 2015
Official selection FESTICAB 2015 (Burundi)
Official selection FESPACO 2015 (Burkina Faso)
Official selection Luxor African Film Festival 2015 (Egypt)
Winner Best East African Short EAFN/Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival 2014 (Uganda)
Official selection Africa International Film Festival 2014 (Nigeria)
Official selection Film Africa 2014 (London)
Winner Best East African Short at Arusha African Film Festival 2014

Credits

Crew

Unit/Production Manager – Wilson Rumisha

Admin & Kijiweni Productions – Wilson Rumisha

Director – Amil Shivji

1st AD – Rita Wachera

Editor – Amil Shivji

D.O.P – Lester Millado

1st Camera Assist – Momose Cheyo

2nd Camera Assist/DIT – Alex Lazaro

Production Designer – Cece Mlay

Art Director/Wardrobe Stylist – Cece Mlay

Make-up – Cece Mlay

Production Design Assistant – Marriane Getti

Sound Operator – Steve Kafuko

Postproduction Sound – Tim Pringle

Music Composer – Matt Nicholson

Cast

Godfrey – Bicco Matthew

Driver – Hassan Kazoa

Maid – Deborah Dickson

Mama Aisha – Betty Kazimbaya

MP Kitanga – Kimela Billa

Reporter Suzy – Amby Lusekelo

Cameraman – Samuel Ishimwe

Office Extras:

Mwegelo Kapinga

January Athanas

Wilson Rumisha

Ashura Kayupayupa

Felister Paul

Gaure Mdee

Rita Wachera

Alard De Rover

Marianne getti

Ragtags:

Godfrey Augustino

Susan Martin

Zulfa Yusufu

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