About The Film
Homecoming tells the story of Abel, a 28-year-old young man who returns home after graduating and working in the US for 10 years and joins the Tanzanian corporate world where his ethics and morals are tested and he is forced to make choices about the person he wants to become. In short it is a coming-of-age tale.
Abel has left the US under mysterious circumstances that become increasingly clear as the film progresses. He moves in with his uncle, a former government minister in Dar es Salaam, while his father, a retired teacher, lives in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. He begins work at a multi-national bank based in the city under the tutelage of his immediate boss, Alpha Mbwana and his MD, Michael Kauffmann and eventually uncovers a plot that throws his values into question and his life in danger.
Managing Director of Alkemist Media, she has over 15 years of experience in Tanzanian media. As a Producer, she has a keen sense of what resonates with an audience. During her tenure as Head of Programming at East Africa Television (2005 – 2008) she oversaw the inception and production of milestone shows such as 5 Live!, Ze Comedy, Friday Night Live and Nirvana. Since she started Alkemist Media in 2008, she has been instrumental in getting Tanzanian stories on international television screens, producing news stories for CNN international, ABC networks in the US and the BBC in the UK. She has a Finance and Media background, graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a BSc (Hons.) and won the business key, the top award given out by the school for the best student in the business department.
Mrs. Shamte is a writer, producer and a director. Among her many projects where she serves as all three, include: Mkwawa: Shujaa wa mashujaa a feature documentary focused on the life and death of Chief Mkwawa of Uhehe (2011), The Team Tanzania, a 13-part television show that is also available on YouTube (2013), Jikoni na Marion , a 26 part, half-hour cooking show currently airing on DsTV channel 160 (2015) and now her first feature film, “Homecoming”