an ajabu ajabu production‘apostles of cinema’
dir. darragh amelia & gertrude malizana commissioned by WePresent
w. jesse gerard mpango and cece mlay
Apostles of Cinema (or Tenzi za Sinema) follows Frank, DJ Black, and Rehema — three devoted film workers in Tanzania — as they reintroduce a classic piece of the country’s film history to their audiences of working class cinephiles. We join them, alongside Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001), on a journey through the labyrinth of informal libraries, studios, and cinemas that exist to keep film and film culture alive. A testament to the profound cultural value of film when made truly accessible.