Fatuma (Tanzania, 1918, 80 min.) is one of the great filmproductions at the annual iAfrica Film festival.
She’s a farmer, he’s a pest. A traditional rural woman has always risked body and soul, without reward or thanks, to farm her husband’s land and keep the family fed and cared for. She fights unfavourable weather, diseases and poverty. When Mnyusi squanders her prized harvest, and schemes to marry off their daughter, Fatuma has to fight her husband.
The film is Swahili spoken, subtitles in English.
Check out the full festival’s programme here.
Watch the trailer here: