Political turmoil turns two lifelong friends into enemies in this drama. In the African nation of Tanzania, Dijmi (Haikail Zakaria) and Koni (Abdoulaye Ahmat) grew up in the same small village and have remained good friends into adulthood. Skyrocketing taxes lead to a revolt among the people of Tanzania, with citizens taking up arms to bring down a government they feel exploits them without representation. Koni and Dijmi join the rebel forces, but after a spell during which they fight side by side, Koni decides the rebels aren't doing enough for the revolution and breaks off with them to join a more extreme group, who soon find themselves at odds with the original revolutionary faction. Daresalam -- the name of Tanzania's largest city, which means "Haven of Peace" -- was shot on location in Chad, where director Issa Serge Coelo was born. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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This film is from Kino Video, Like all Films carried by Kino Video, this is not your run of the mill DVD. This is World Cinema at its best. The movie is in Arabic and French, so you will have to read English Subtitles unless you are gifted with understanding more then one language. Reading the subtitles in no way hinders ones enjoyment of this film. This movie takes place in Chad during the 1970?s, 2 Childhood friends get involved in the revolution. The village they are from is being overrun by government soldiers collection unjust taxes and looting, they have had enough and revolt against the government. I enjoyed Djimi and Koni
The most as it show there life?s. You will see life in a Chadian village, making of a hut, work within the tribe., and living conditions. it?s a worth see film, if you can find a Copy get it. Used Copies sell for over $25.00. I can only give this 3 ½ stars it just doesn?t fall into the category of outstanding or Super.
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