Our World in Zanzibar


Our World in Zanzibar is an exposé about women’s migration. It unveils the personal accounts of foreign women living in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Through workshops, candid discussions, in-depth interviews and staged performances, this documentary film presents the micro worlds of women from the USA, The Netherlands, Peru/Spain and England. Why have they journeyed to Africa? What are they escaping from? What made these women to leave their comfortable lifestyles in the West? Is this ‘reverse migration’ from the wealthy West to a continent consistently represented as a place of perpetual poverty, and disease permanent or transitory?

Welsh Connection

Writer/Director/Producer: Florence Ayisi

Technical Details

Length: 35 minutes
Format: MOV/MP4 (Vimeo)
Language: English
Certificate: Unknown


Date: 2007


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Rights: Florence Ayisi (Iris Films)
Contact: floitale@gmail.com