Film - Bahasha (The Envelope)

Monday, 27.08.2018 – Monday, 27.08.2018


Bahasha poster
Bahasha poster © MfDI

The award winning film is part of an integrity campaign that supports the broader national effort against corruption in Tanzania. It aims at reaching a mass audience to show the consequences of engaging in corrupt behaviour. The feature film was produced by Media for Development International (MfDI) in close cooperation with the PCCB, and co-financed by the Swiss and Dutch embassies. 

The plot: A charismatic ex-footballer, Kitasa, has big dreams for his family and for the vibrant city community where he grew up. When his own people elect him street chairman, he feels respected and affirmed.  But there’s something missing in Kitasa’s life. Kitasa’s dreams have always remained frustratingly just beyond his grasp. So, when a long-standing rival, ambitious ward councillor Kampira, offers him a bribe to secure council approval for an illegal commercial development on public land in his neighborhood, Kitasa takes the bait. 

Bahasha (The Envelope) - Official Trailer 

Location: National Museum, Dar es Salaam