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In the 1950s, a revolutionary movement is struggling against the British colonialists on the island of Zanzibar. Yasmin, a young woman of Indian origin, has just been married off by her family to an older man and flees to the Swahili district of Stone Town. There she meets Dengé, a young revolutionary. A forbidden love grows between the two protagonists.VUTA N’KUVUTE is an adaptation of the award-winning Swahili novel by Adam Shafi. In this feature film, director Amil Shivji opens a dialogue about the years spent struggling against colonial rule, encouraging viewers to reflect on the present and look to the future.

VUTA N’KUVUTE (TUG OF WAR) DCP, swahili/engl. OmeU, 93 min