I SHOT BI KIDUDE
the curious kidnap of the world's oldest singer
Director: Andy Jones
Producers: Andy Jones & Steve White
‘I Shot Bi Kidude’ recounts the dramatic final months in the life of the world’s oldest singer, Zanzibar’s Bi Kidude who died in 2013 at a reported age of 102.
Hailed by Cerys Matthews as 'a film everyone should see about a singer who everyone should know' and by Andy Markovitz of Music Film Web as a 'musical documentary thriller with a deep emotional core' the world premiere was as closing night film at the Zanzibar International Film Festival before a successful UK festival run and a theatrical release in Zanzibar.
Read an interview with Andy on Test Pressing
Read an interview with Andy on MusicFilmWeb
Directors: Andy Jones
Producer: Andy Jones
This was Andy's first film about Bi Kidude - it's pretty much her story in her own words. A multi-award winner on the international documentary circuit, the lavishly packaged DVD continues to sell as new audiences discover the legend of Zanzibar music.
AS OLD AS MY TONGUE
NDIYINDODA / I Am A Man
A sensitively searing exposé of the scandal of young Xhosa men dying during male circumcision coming of age ceremonies in South Africa. Screened on Al Jazeera's People and Power strand before becoming one of the first documentaries aired when Al Jazeera opened up it's US Channel.
Directors: Mayenzeke Baza
Producers: Andy Jones, Pule Molebatsi