‘Tug of War’ film looks back at Zanzibar’s colonial past

The World

This month, Zanzibar celebrated the 58th anniversary of its revolution, which toppled the Sultan of Zanzibar shortly after achieving independence from colonial Britain. Now, a new film by Tanzanian filmmaker Amil Shivji is looking back at its colonial past. "Tug of War'' is based on a famous Swahili novel by Adam Shafi of the same name, which premiered in Zanzibar last month to a crowded audience. The World's Africa Correspondent Halima Gikandi brings us the story.