A documentary about an extraordinary journey. When five Irish teachers arrived in Suji, a Tanzanian village, hopes were high of a positive cultural exchange. The teachers had been invited to help with education, but had no idea that corporal punishment was still legal in Tanzania and practised in Malindi secondary school. This gripping and original documentary takes us into the heart of an African village and shines a light on a changing Tanzanian culture. Cleverly crafted, Hands on Tanzania also includes the story of Tanzania itself, the country’s experience of independence, its present economic reality, and some fascinating possibilities for future development. With unrestricted access, this film uncovers the true nature and the hard work involved in progressing education in a developing world.
2012 Galway Film Fleadh Programme
Peadar Mitchell | Ireland | 2012 | Running Time 60 mins | Colour | DigiBeta