Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Feature

When her estranged father suddenly passes, Fatima finds herself struggling to mourn a person to which she had no connection. As she helps her grieving mother collect records from the nearby hospital, she meets Maria, a patient with a complex past and mysterious injuries. Maria begins to tell Fatima a story of her home, T-Junction, and the family that she found amongst its colorful residents. As the two women bond, Fatima begins to come to terms with the complexity of her own home, family, and life.

A film by Amil SHIVJI

Tanzania, 2017, Feature Drama, 1h46'07", Drama, Swahili

Starring: Magdalena Christopher, Hawa Alisa (Hawa Ally), Cojack Chilo

Original Title: T-JUNCTION
Run time: 106 minutes 07 secondes
Language: Swahili
Subtitles: English

Director: Amil Shivji
Writer: Amil Shivji

Cast: Hawa Ally & Magdalena Christopher
Writer: Amil Shivji
Cinematography: Lester Millado
Editing: Kelvin Mpeta
Producers: Amil Shivji
Writer & Director - Amil Shivji
Assistant Director - Cece Mlay
Second Assistant Director - Modesta Kuzenzia
Third Assistant Director - Neema Mlay
Unit Production Manager - Wilson Rumisha
Production Manager - Digna Kimario
Production Assistant - Said Wenje
Director of Photography - Lester Milado
Assistant Camera - Jerry Mushala
Second Assistant Camera - Khery Mkali
DIT - John Nsunza
Key Grip - Emmanuel Mwagomba
Gaffer - Rajab Mohamed
Grip - Adbul Wakili
Grip - Akida Athumani
Grip - Leo Mdaki
Sound Technician - David Jalenga
Boom Operators - Hassan Shemtanduo
Boom Operators - Emmanuel Mtui
Sound Mix - Tim Pringle
Music Composer - Matt Nicholson
Continuity - Florence Mkinga
Assistant Continuity - Sabrina Nassoro
Special Effects Make-Up - ShutkaFx
Casting Director - Godliver Gordian
Costume Design - Agatha Malle
Assistant Wardrobe Stylist - Kelvin Mhegele

Production Designer - Eliudi Dominic
Assistant Art Director - Said Nyoni
Assistant Art Director - Rehema Yusuph
Props Master - Kifua Campound
Camera BTS - Lusubilo Mwanguru
Stills - Hussein Sefu
Stills & Colorist - Nicholas Calvin
Editor - Kelvin Mpeta
Assistant Editor - Momose Cheyo
Assistant Editor - Cecilia Katagira

CAST - Main
"Fatima" - Hawa Ally
"Maria" - Magdalena Christopher

CAST - Secondary
"Iddi" - Cojack Chilo
"Mussa" - Aloyce Fungafunga
"Mama Maria" - Sabrina Khumba

"Commando" - Juma Madenge
"Mangi" - Mzome Mahmoud
"Arbo" Meshack Moses
"Chine" - David Msia
"Shabani" - Martin White
"Bhabi" Marzia Jaffer

Prod : Kijiweni Productions

2019 | Fespaco, Burkina Faso
* Official Competition - Feature

2018 | Atlanta Film Festival, USA
* Screening: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - Hilan Theatre

2018 | Mashariki African Film Festival, KIGALI, Rwanda
* Selection

Official Competition, Fespaco 2019 (Ouaga, Burkina Faso)
Official Selection Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema 2018 (New York, USA)
WINNER Best Cinematography FESTICAB 2018 (Burundi)
Official selection African Film Trinidad & Tobago 2018
WINNER Best African Feature Fiction 4th Mashariki African Film Festival 2018 (Rwanda)
Official selection Texas African Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Official selection 14th AfryKamera African Film Festival Warsaw 2019 (Poland)
Official selection 15th Festival International du Film Pan-Africain de Cannes 2018
Official selection Motion Pictures International Film Festival 2018 (Calgary, Canada)
Official selection 10th Galway African Film Festival 2018 (Ireland)
Official selection 14th New African Film Festival 2018 (Washington, USA)
Official selection 42nd Atlanta Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Official selection 7thLuxor African Film Festival 2018 (Egypt)
Official selection Cine Femme Film Festival 2018 (Rwanda)
WINNER Best Feature Film 20th Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017
WINNER Best Actress Film 20th Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017
WINNER European African Film Festivals Award (20th Zanzibar Int'nl Film Festival 2017)
WINNER Best African Feature 19th Zimbabwean International Film Festival Trust 2017
WINNER Best Actress 4th Udada Women's International Film Festival 2017 (Kenya)
WINNER Best Cinematography 4th Udada Women's International Film Festival 2017 (Kenya)
Official selection 8th Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2017 (USA)
Official selection Africa In Motion Film Festival 2017(Edinburgh)
Official selection Verona Africa Film Festival 2017(Italy)
Official selection Afrika Film Festival 2017 (Belgium)


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