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23 October 2016

Udada International Women's Film Festival 2016 - Nairobi - The African Woman: perceptions and reflections

Udada International Women's Film Festival - Nairobi - 2016
The African Woman: perceptions and reflections

The third edition of UDADA (SISTERHOOD) FILM FESTIVAL will be held from the 25th - 28th October 2016, and daily screenings will be held at PAWA 254 (Mageuzi Theatre)


The choice of the theme is influenced by the need to highlight the role African women play in the film world and to engage audiences and filmmakers in a debate about the same.

The Festival will screen films, made by African women or about African women, from all over the world.

The Festival will screen short and full-length feature films, documentaries, animation and experimental films.

Festival directors:

Wanjiru Kinyanjui
Naomi Mwaura
Matrid Nyaga


Rachel Diang’a
A. Wambui Kairo
Daisy Nandech Okoti
Likarion Wainaina
John Wambugu

Special Events:

Wednesday - Panel discussion (content, marketing and distribution) 
Thursday - Gender Forum (women and leadership)
Friday - African Women Filmmakers Hub (inaugural meeting)

Film Selection:

Africa (Israel) 45 min
Dvorit Shargal

Aisha (Tanzania) 120 min
Chande Omar

Aissa’s Story (USA) 15 min
Iquo B. Essein

Bahati (Tanzania) 62 min
Timoth Conrad

Behind the doors of silence 25 min
Haisam Adbelhamed

Ben and Ara (USA) 84 min
Nnegest Likké

Box girls (Spain/Kenya) 20 min
Jaime Murciego

Dignity (Italy/Mozambique) 30 min
Monica Mazzitelli

Disrupt (South Africa) 52 min
Michael Dorfling

Echoes of unheard children (Nigeria) 25 min
Dominion Michael Bassey

Fatima (France/Algeria) 18:20 min
Nina Khada

Hush (Nigeria) 14 min
Alex Campbell

I Shot Bi Kidude (UK/Mozambique) 74 min
Andy Jones

Imagine (Nigeria) 90 min

Khayalami | My home (South Africa) 15 min
Dennis Khumalo

Kizingo (Kenya) 66 min
Simiyu Barasa

Lurna (Spain) 15 min
Nani Matos

Maman(s) | Mothers (France) 19 min
Maimouna Doucoure

Orishas Journey (USA) 20 min
Abdul Ndadi

Plus! (Zimbabwe/Canada) 26 min
Sandra Chuma

Queen Nanny (USA/Jamaica) 60 min
Roy T. Anderson

Remember Me (Nigeria) 127 min
Uru Eke

Rwanda, la vie après (Belgium) 70 min
Benoit Dervaux and Audre Versaille

Saida despite ashes (Tunisia) 52 min
Soumeya Bouallegui

Shakira (Tanzania) 15 min
Omary Clayton

Unspoken (Kenya) 15 min
Leah Gathoni

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana) 78 min
Yaba Badoe

The Cleansing (Kenya) 15 min
Owino Sang’iewa

The Echoes of Chole Cooley (Canada) 8 min
Andrea Conte

The Fastest Woman Cyclist in Africa (UK) 14 min
Faustin Niyigena 

The Ruler (Rwanda) 70 min

Unomalanga and the Witch (South Africa) 27 min
Palesa Shongwe

Wintry Spring (Egypt) 16 min
Mohamed Kamel

Yes No (Kenya) 15 min
Jennifer Ojezualdadi

1 comment:

Rachael Diang'a said...

Udada 2016 was another level higher than ever before. The quality of entries just like the quantity had gone higher than before. Kudos to the organizers. I enjoyed myself as a member of the jury. Thanks to the sponsors too.

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