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Chumo wins Best Director and Best Actress at Zanzibar International Film Festival

Chumo director, Jordan Riber, took the ZIFF Award for Best Director and Jokate Mwegelo, who plays Amina in the film, won the award for Best Actress. Learn more at the Zanzibar International Film Festival website.

Zanzibar International Film Festival: Official Selection

Chumo has been selected for the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The festival will take part from the 18th - 26th of June, 2011. For more information, please visit the ZIFF website

Chumo wins Grand Prize at the Northwest Projections Film Festival

Chumo has won the grand prize at the Northwest Projections Film Festival in Bellingham, Washington, taking home the coveted Golden Hamster Award. For more information on the NW Projections Film Festival, please visit the NW Projections website

Zanzibar International Film Festival: Official Selection

Chumo has been selected for the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The festival will take part from the 18th - 26th of June, 2011. For more information, please visit the ZIFF website

Northwest Projections Film Festival: Official Selection

Jordan Riber's film Chumo (Bride's Price), along with his feature length documentary, Mwamba Ngoma, have both been selected at the Northwest Projections Film Festival in Bellingham, Washington. Chumo has been accepted under the Narrative Shorts category, while Mwamba Ngoma falls under the Feature Films category. For more information, please visit the NW Projections website

Pan African Film Festival: Official Selection

Chumo (Bride's Price) has been selected at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, California under the Short Narrative genre. This will be the official United States premier of Chumo. The film will be screened on Friday, February 18 at 6:30pm and Sunday, February 20 at 12:30pm. For more information, please visit the PAFF website

Synopsis

Juma is a poor fisherman who loves telling tales. Amina is the girl who loves to hear his stories. They long to be together, but Amina's father, Ali, wants a better life for her. Ali finds this in yustus, a rich but self-serving young suitor.

Juma must put everything on the line to save their love, but he must sacrifice more than he bargained for in order to succeed.

Produced in and around Dar es Salaam by Media for Development International (Tanzania) and funded by Johns Hopkins University in association with USAID, Chumo communicates around malaria prevention through the dramatic story of star-crossed lovers.