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Maangamizi: The Ancient One

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Music director  Cyril Neville
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Country  Tanzania United States
7.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Queenae Taylor Mulvihill
Language  Swahili, English
Director  Martin Mhando Ron Mulvihill
Writer  Queenae Taylor Mulvihill
Release date  February 18, 2001
Directors  Ron Mulvihill, Martin Mhando
Cast  Barbara O. Jones, Chemi Che-Mponda, Mona Mwakalinga
Similar movies  White Shadow (2013)

Maangamizi the ancient one full movie


Maangamizi: The Ancient One is a 2001 American / Tanzanian drama film directed by Martin Mhando and Ron Mulvihill and executive produced by Jonathan Demme. It premiered at the Pan African Film Festival and has played in over 55 Film Festivals worldwide. It was the Tanzanian submission for the Academy Award for Best foreign language film, the first, and as of 2016, only, film to be submitted from that country, but was not nominated.

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Plot

Dr. Asira is faced with the contrast between Western medicine and traditional East African spirituality when a woman, Samehe, who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, claims to be under the care of Maangamizi, a mysterious ancestor / shaman.

Cast

  • Barbara O. Jones as Dr. Asira (as BarbaraO)
  • Amandina Lihamba as Samehe
  • Samahani Kejeri as Simba Mbili
  • Waigwa Wachira as Dr. Odhiambo
  • Ummie Mahfouda Alley as Patient
  • Zainabu Bafadhili as Young Samehe
  • Chemi Che-Mponda as Nurse Malika
  • Mary Chibwana as Patient
  • Janet Fabian as Sister Francis
  • Stumai Halili as Patient
  • Mwanajuma Ali Hassan as Bibi Maangamizi
  • Kisaka A. Kisaka as Reverend Waigwa
  • Mgeni as Young Asira
  • Thecla Mjatta as Zeinabu
  • Mona Mwakalinga as Mariamu
  • Adam Mwambile as Dr. Moshi
  • Evodia Ndonde as Patient
  • Awards

    Maangamizi: The Ancient One won the Golden Dhow at the 1998 Zanzibar International Film Festival. It won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Feature at the Newark Black Film Festival.

    References

    Maangamizi: The Ancient One Wikipedia
    Maangamizi: The Ancient One IMDbMaangamizi: The Ancient One themoviedb.org


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