Zamora (Uganda: 2011)


Shams Bhangi

Cast list

Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout

Richa Adhia

Renalda Arbogast

Habiba Mwinyi


Producers: Shams Bhanji and Javed Jafferii

Film Crew: Cyril Ducottet, Michiel Van Oosterhout


Zamora, a vain, well-traveled painter and womanizer, enters the enchanting world of Zanzibar on a journey of self discovery. Zamora meets an Omani woman who persuades him to buy a dhow (sail boat) and live a calm life, but ultimately his wanderlust and adventurousness lead him to trouble. Through three relationships, with Zulfa, Saada, and Zareena, Zamora becomes caught between good and evil.


The London Film School News Blog “Shams Bhanji's ZAMORA wins Special Jury Prize at the Khouribga African Film Festival” 

Bongo Cinema “Zamora Film Premier in Zanzibar”

Musinguzi, Banuturaki  “‘Zamora’ wins big at the 23rd Fespaco”

Kampala1ne “‘Zamora’ wins at Moroccan Film Festival”

Kamukama, Polly “Top Ten Must See Films at UFF 2014”

Ndugga, Arafat. Who are Uganda’s best film stars? The Daily Monitor: Truth Everyday. (August 2014) Lexis Nexis Academic.

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Where We Belong Uganda 2011 Mariam Ndagire
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