Khalfan and Zanzibar
Film et Vidéo
- Auteurs : Fruzzetti Lina M. ; Östör Ákos ; Guzzetti Alfred ;
- Editeurs : Watertown, MA. Documentary Educational Resources ;
- Date d'édition : 2008
- Sujets : Zanzibar -- Civilisation -- DVD, Zanzibar, Films ethnographiques DVD Tanzanie
- Langue(s) : Anglais
- Description matérielle : 1 DVD (25 min), : Coul.
- Pays de publication : États-Unis
Indiqué sur la jaquette : This video is a study of Mr. Khalfan Hamid Khalfan and the handicapped people's organization Mr. Khalfan founded and continues to run. Mr. Khalfan, a charismatic figure well known in Zanzibar, is himself wheelchair-bound and oversees the tasks of representing, training, and helping handicapped people throughout the island state. Mr. Khalfan coordinates the efforts of donor agencies, state and federal governments, politicians and development experts, but he is not paid by the government and does not belong to any political party. For many years a high school principal, he looks on his work as primarily an educational one, 'raising consciousness' about the needs and potential contributions of people with handicaps. Not a portrait film pure and simple, Khalfan and Zanzibar's differentiation is to place the protagonist in Zanzibar culture, history, ethnicity, religion and everyday life. It intersperses interviews, scenes of Mr. Khalfan's daily chores at work and at home, handicapped people at work and leisure activities, and footage of Zanzibar (with innovative use of superimposed texts discussing history, ethnicity, politics, and Islam). The challenge of the video is to integrate, through visual form and style, the diverse materials mentioned above, in a single unfolding film structure.