Veejays in Daressalaam
Screening with SURPRISE FILM to be VJ’ed by dynamic hip hop artist Breis (breeze).
In different parts of East Africa – from Tanzania to Uganda – a hugely popular film culture has existed for more than a decade: that of “video jockeying” (or VJing), where blockbusters – mostly Hollywood, Bollywood, and kung fu films – are translated into local languages for local viewers. But, far more than word-to-word translation, VJs often offer hilarious commentary and insights as they work to educate and entertain audiences, becoming celebrities in their own right. This is a charming and entertaining film that showcases Tanzanian VJs like Lufufu and King Richie, and allows them to tell their stories.
Dir. Andres Carvajal and Sandra Gross. Tanzania. 2010. 53 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£9 / £6.50