This week, I’m in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, working on research for the National Film Policy. Yes, you can find me in the middle of this, somewhere….

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Various mis-steps have meant Tanzania’s not been as prolific or successful (or even as interested) as neighbouring Kenya in attracting foreign filmmakers. Even movies partly set in the country – such as 1990’s Mountains of the Moon, depicting the 1857-58 journey of Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke in their expedition that culminated in Speke’s discovery of the source of the Nile River, filmed elsewhere. Love this sepia-esque still from the film, nevertheless.