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MOYEN Métrage | 2009
Mwalimu (The Legacy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere)
Pays concerné : Tanzanie
Durée : 52 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Réalisateur : Lekoko Piniel Ole Livilal
Pays d’origine et année : Tanzania 2009
Durée : 52 minutes

anglais et Swahili, avec sous-titres anglais


In Tanzania today, Julius Kambarage Nyerere is warmly referred to as « Baba wa Taifa » – the « Father of the Nation ». This documentary recognises Nyerere’s leadership in the struggle that brought independence to the Tanzania mainland territory of Tanganyika in 1961; then in 1964 brought into being the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar which established the United Republic of Tanzania. During his years as Head of State, President Nyerere’s political and intellectual leadership reinforced his reputation as « Mwalimu » or « Teacher ». He firmly placed Tanzania at the heart of the Southern Africa liberation struggle which culminated in the end of apartheid and the establishment of a democratic government in South Africa. During his retirement he championed the cause of the Southern countries and influenced the transformation of Tanzania from a one-party state to multi-party politics. In this one-hour documentary various individuals across different generations, including members of his immediate family, discuss how he is remembered and the ideas that define his legacy. October 2009 is the ten-year anniversary of the death of this remarkable African leader, who also had a direct connection to Edinburgh through obtaining a masters degree in history and economics at the University of Edinburgh in 1952.

Lekoko Piniel Ole Livilal
Country of origin and year: Tanzania 2009
Duration: 52 minutes
Certificate: Rated 15
English and Swahili with English subtitles
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