Documentary film | TZ/DE 2020 | 29' | English/Swahili OV with English subs

‘Mcheza Ngoma ‘explores the relation between traditional and contemporary dance in the Eastern African context. Shot in the frame of the 2019 Haba na Haba Festival, it presents the role and the practice of dance in the Tanzanian society.


Director                                                  Michael Maurissens

Artistic collaborator                            Isack Abeneko

Cast                                                          Mdundiko and Vanga

                                                                  Balangati culture group

                                                                  Elimisha arts group

                                                                  Umoja Primary School

                                                                  Msimamo Youth Educators


                                                                  Waka Waka


                                                                  Cooperativa Maura Morales

                                                                  Musa Hlatshwayo

                                                                  Isack Abeneko


Cinematography                                  Michael Maurissens

Editing                                                    Michael Maurissens


Producer                                                CARRÉ BLANC PRODUCTIONS

Funded by                                              Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW

Supported by                                         Haba na Haba traditional and contemporary dance Festival


Awards                                                    AltFF Alternative Film Festival - Best cinematography

                                                                  Rethink Dance Film Festival - North Dakota

Festival                                                    international dancefilmfestival brussels

                                                                  Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival - Chile

                                                                  Cascadia dance and film festival - Washington, D.C.

                                                                  Dancinema - Vancouver, BC