Amina’s Stories (Egypt)

Performed by: Asmaa Yehia EltaherDirector: Tracy Cameron FrancisStory collection by: Hossam Fahr The performance Amina’s Stories is an adaptation of a collection of stories by the Egyptian writer Hossam Fahr. The collection was well received in Egypt when it was first published in 2007 because of its very human and tender way of portraying the relationship between a grandmother and

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Cut Off My Tongue (Kenya)

Performed by: Sitawa Namwalie, Melvin Alusa, Aleya Kassam, Willy Rama, Boaz Otieno.Director: Elizabeth Senja SpackmanMusic Director: Alice KarundituChoreographer: Veronica O’odal On June 27, 2008, just four months after Kenya’s violent general election, Cut off my Tongue , a dramatized poetry performance, was staged in Nairobi at the Ramoma Gallery. Cut off my Tongue weaves poetry written by Sitawa Namwalie with music,

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Bound Together (Rwanda)

Performed by: Simon Rwema, Arthur Nkunsi, Wendy Nabukera, Grace Uwimbabazi, Amina Umuhoza, Lea Ndererimana, Beaute Mushashi, Andy Kayigi, Alex Heskey, Yves Kijyana, Robert Nizeyimana, Fiona Mutoni, Lilian Irakunda, Liza Umulisa, Jasmine Kibatega, Abdul MujyambereChoreographer: Brian Geza In a world full of uproar, greed, hostilities and yet affection, hope and love, BOUND TOGETHERamplifies the silenced voices of humanity. In

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Desperate to Fight (Ethiopia / Uganda)

Performed by: Phillip Luswata, Gladys OyenbotWriter: Meaza Worku In the cosmopolitan City of Addis Ababa, Marta is fighting to lead a life worth living. After three failed marriages, Marta is forced to try yet another marriage arranged by her mother as the solution to biting social judgment. Compared to the love she observes in the relationships of

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