Curse of an Addict

Director: Lovinsa Kavuma
Countries: Zanzibar and Tanzania
Year: 2013
Running Time: 25 min.
Language: Swahili

In Zanzibar, Seif, a 28-year-old heroin addict believes he is cursed. In a battle to be free from a life where he contracted HIV, Seif seeks help from a Sheikh. In a spiritual exorcism, the curse from his past is conjured up. Having confronted his demons, only time will tell whether Seif can lead a clean life as a true Muslim.

About the Director

Lovinsa Kavuma

Biography: Lovinsa Kavuma trained as an actress at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts London then went on to complete a Film degree at the University of The Arts London. As a filmmaker, her films Rape For Who I Am and Kintu have screened at festivals such as Sundance Film Festival, London International Film Festival and Commonwealth Film Festival, picking up awards along the way. She was also Assistant Festival Director at The Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Curse of an Addict (2014, 2015).

Filmography:
Kintu (1999);
Rape For Who I Am (2006);
Curse of an Addict (2013).