Swahilini

52 min - Tanzania Pierre Klochendler

Daddy Maisha ('Maisha' for Life in Kiswahili) is a young Congolese musician stranded in Dar es Salaam's biggest squatter camp, Manzese, a forbidding place known locally as 'The Hyena's Den'. The squalid squatter camp has the raw grey face of salvaged scrap where nothing is lost, nothing created, dangerous. The filmmakers follow the fortunes of Daddy Maisha, a songster on a tin-roof of the urban slums of modern Africa, a repository of the culture of the dispossessed, a coryphaeus of those who own nothing, who envy those who have almost nothing.