Catherine Kaseketi

From : Screenafrica.com

By : Martin Chemhere

4 September 2012

Moving to Livingstone for the first time, the Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival of Zambia is scheduled to take place from 23 to 31 August 2013, at the famed tourist town of Victoria Falls.

Shungu Namutitima means ‘the smoke that thunders’, a local name for Victoria Falls.

Founded by Catherine Kaseketi, a leading Zambian filmmaker, the 2013 edition of the festival will be the seventh in a series that began in 2006. The festival will award filmmakers who have addressed the theme, Life is Beautiful. It will also recognise contributions towards African cinema and women in general issues.

Says Kaseketi: “We are busy planning ahead to successfully host various conferences, master classes and workshops at the festival. This programming will run parallel with screenings that have a strong focus on issues of human rights especially children, women and women with disabilities.”

She highlights that there will be community screenings at markets, villages, compounds and learning institutions.

Various activities for kids will comprise kids’ movies, a video workshop and many more creative activities.

Festival guests will be able to enjoy sightseeing, boat cruises, walks with the lions, rides on elephants, playtime with a cheetah, and visits to the Victoria Falls, culture groups, the Mukuni village and the museum among others.