Maangamizi: The Ancient One (available online)

Dir: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill

Tanzania

2001

112 mins

This film will screen in-person at BFI Southbank on Thursday 9 December and online on Friday 10 December.

Maangamizi: The Ancient One is a unique story that steps out to reclaim the spiritual connection that threads us together as a global community. The fated union of two women from two different backgrounds and cultures – one American and one African – yet united by terrifying memories and the re-emergence of their independent and collective selves, via the intervention of the ancestor is a powerful meditation on the human psyche in its confrontation with a hostile world.

Filmed in 35mm on location in East Africa and featuring a hypnotic score by Grammy Award Winner Cyril Neville, Maangamizi presents a compelling cinematic vision of a single world and a single mankind, starring Daughters of the Dust’s Barbara O.

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