Still of Leleti Khumalo in Sarafina! (1992)

Leleti Khumalo to Grace Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

Remaining on the subject of the 18th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), it has now been confirmed that Leleti Khumalo, star of the 1992 movie Sarafina!, will attend ZIFF 2015 as an official guest. Read on to find out more.

Leleti Khumalo Comes to Zanzibar

Internationally renowned actress Leleti Khumalo, known for her leading roles in the movie and stage play “Sarafina!” as well as the film “Yesterday”, which was nominated in the 2005 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, has been confirmed as one of the official guests to attend 2015’s Zanzibar International Film Festival in July.

Zuku is very  excited to have Leleti Khumalo as the official guest and to be part of this milestone in the evolution of the film industry. Khumalo was a force to be reckoned with as a black South African actress during the apartheid era and has remained a powerhouse and icon in the film & television industry says ZUKU TV Director Mandy Roger. The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015 will be showing the film “Sarafina!” as part of its line up in recognition of the South African film industry and to celebrate Africa’s talents in film.

As the headlining sponsor of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, ZUKU is invested in the growth and success of East Africa’s creative and content industry. The project brings together the most talented artists and filmmakers in the industry and affords them the opportunity to emphasize their cinematic take on the extraordinary world of high-end film making.

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

ZIFF will take place between the 18th and 26th July 2015 in Stone Town. It is the longest running film-festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition. As in previous years the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015 will welcome dozens of professional and aspiring film directors & producers from across Africa and the world for 8 days of film, music and cultural celebration.

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