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20 April 2016

Tanzanian-American Ekwa Msangi launches the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for her film project “Farewell Meu Amor”

Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi launches the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the film project “Farewell Meu Amor”


An immigrant's story about the love that is lost when a man's wife and son finally receive visas to join him in the US.

From Ekwa Msangi's Farewell Meu Amor Kickstarter Page:

The story is a personal one, inspired by a close family member, and takes place on the morning when our protagonist’s world is about to change forever. His long estranged wife and son have finally been granted their American Visa and are arriving in New York after two decades of living apart, but in order to create space for his legal family, he must say goodbye to the only family he’s had up until that point – Linda…

I want to explore the theme of BLACK LOVE in this film, and specifically how it pertains to African people. Probably for religious reasons (among many others), the ways in which love, longing and relationship is discussed and portrayed in African film is very limiting. I’m hoping to expand to scope with this film.

Visit the Kickstarter page: Farewell Meu Amor for details about the fundraising efforts and to make a contribution.

Image source: Kickstarter

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