Was Bi Kidude kidnaped?That's what a new film titled I shot Bi Kidude wants to tell us, the film which will be screen as part of the East End Film Festival on 3rd July 2016. The film, which to me looks like the making of something out of nothing, has this fantastic introduction,
Film-maker Andy Jones, who first made a documentary about Kidude in 2006, had lost contact with the singer when, in 2012, he was contacted by friends on the island who told him of her disappearance.
He immediately picked up his camera and returned to Zanzibar to document the search to find her. The resulting film, I Shot Bi Kidude, follows the trail of her kidnapper, eventually leading to a man called Baraka, her “nephew”, who had been keeping Kidude hostage in a house where she was clearly in a state of distress.
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