Documentary | TZ 2020 | 29' | English, Swahili – Engl. & Spanish subtitles

Mcheza Ngoma explores the relation between traditional and contemporary dance in the Eastern African context. Shot in the frame of the 2019 Haba na Haba Festival, it presents the role and the practice of dance in the Tanzanian society.


Film Director, Camera and Editor Michael Maurissens

Artistic collaborator Isack Abeneko

With Isack Abeneko, Mdundiko and Vanga, Balangati culture group, Elimisha arts group, Umoja Primary School, Msimamo Youth Educators, T-Africa, Waka Waka, D.D.I, Cooperativa Maura Morales, Musa Hlatshwayo

Produced by CARRÉ BLANC PRODUCTIONS, Goethe Institut Tanzania, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW

Supported by Haba na Haba international Dance Festival


Festival Selections

Haba Na Haba Festival 2020, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

international dancefilmfestival brussels 2020-10-03

Festival de películas nativas Chile

Cascadia dance and film festival/Vancouver, BC

Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C.


Award winning

AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2020, Toronto Canada

Rethink Dance Film Festival 2020, North Dakota, USA