IFI Documentary Festival: SAMIRA’S DREAM

Director: Nino Tropiano

88 mins, Ireland, 2020, Digital

To pre-order Samira’s Dream, click here. The film will be available to view on IFI@Home from Wednesday, September 23rd at 18.00.


This film follows the everyday daily life of a young Zanzibari woman, 21 year old Samira, who hopes to improve her lot by continuing her education, gaining a degree and becoming a primary teacher. Her plans are complicated by an expectation that she will marry soon and devote herself to motherhood. Samira represents not just her own reality but that of many young women who are keen to secure greater independence and more rewarding careers. Filmed intermittently over seven years, Dublin-based Nino Tropiano’s uplifting film celebrates the quiet victories of this ordinary but determined young woman.

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