An award winning intimate portrait of the legendary Bi Kidude, one of the most renowned African singers of the twentieth century. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence and the island’s music is its most potent expression.
Bi Kidude beguiled audiences on her frequent worldwide travels but domestically she continually courted controversy, as an unrestrained free spirit living on a conservatively minded small island.
As Old As My Tongue reveals the dramatic contrasts in the life of this iconic musician and features a classic soundtrack spanning one hundred years of Swahili music.
WINNER - ‘Most Human’ Documentary Film: FESTIVAL DU FILM INSULAIRE; WINNER - Best International Documentary Film: ZUMA International Film Festival; WINNER - Best Documentary Film: IMAGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL; WINNER - Best International Documentary Film: WIFF (Women’s International Film Festival); JURY SPECIAL MENTION - VUES D’AFRIQUE; PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL. Montréal; Best of the Festival Selection - AFRICALA FILM FESTIVAL; Best of the Festival Selection - PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL DU CANNES; Audience Award Selection - MOFFOM (Music on Film, Film on Music)