Panoramas are a platform where we share with other organisations to project our ideals of:

  • Raising public awareness in underprivileged areas: The festival targets audiences in areas that are geographically and/or socially underprivileged. With this program these audiences are made aware of the expression and the content of films from different geographical locations and the issues that affect the whole world.
  • Education and raising awareness among culture professionals: Culture professionals working within East Africa are to be made aware of issues in disseminating films and the activities of ZIFF in providing a structure they can use to lobby public authorities.

In 2014 ZIFF proposes a collaborative project covering a number of aspects/projects.

1. FILM AND AWARENESS– For community involvement and Awareness of issues through film. This year we propose to show films with a focus on two critical aspects to society: The Environment and Poverty. We have received films that have been dubbed/subtitled in Kiswahili and we want to use these to discuss the two contemporary issues of the impact of the abuse of the environment. The films include:

  • • Solar Mamas
  • • Stealing Africa
  • • Land Rush
  • • Welcome to the World
  • • Blood in the Mobile
  • • Atomic Africa
  • • Land Rush

2. ENTREPRENEUSHIP AND WOMEN- Advancing entrepreneurship of small businesses through a 2 day Workshop. We want to encourage all women in any value chain to understand their role in their individual and group’s development, through the involvement of WIOMSA’s led or supported groups eg Seaweed farming. The key to enhancing entrepreneurship amongst village women is to provide them with access to know-how and technologies and some form of credit. This project aims to upgrade some street business women to enhance their entrepreneurial and business skills whether in artisanal production or household level business.

3. SOKO ENVIRONMENT– An Edu-tainment spot that would create a space where women can do business, interact, be entertained and learn about Gender Based Violence (GBV) in an engaging manner. We plan to create a spot outside the Soko Filam Venue during ZIFF where women business can sell and market their products, they can also be exposed to other people who might be interested in their businesses as well as a venue where the women would interact, do some henna painting or braiding while conversing other women. Some performances in music, poetry etc could also be held. This is where we also expect discussions on GBV could take place in a free and friendly environment.