MAANGAMIZI - THE ANCIENT ONE is a unique story that steps out to reclaim the spiritual connection that threads us together as a global community. The film explores the fated union of two women--Asira (an African American doctor) and Samehe (a patient in Tanzania that hasnt spoken in 20 years). They are from two different backgrounds and cultures--yet united by terrifying memories and the re-emergence of their independent and collective selves through the intervention of the ancestor--a powerful meditation on the human psyche in its confrontation with a hostile world.
The Maangamizi fi lms creation is the result of the collaborative vision of the fi lmmaking team of Ron Mulvihill, and Martin Mhando (directors/producers); Queenae Taylor Mulvihill (producer/screenwriter); and composer/musician Cyril Neville. Additionally, the support of Jonathan Demme, as Executive Producer has been essential. This unique story unites three distinctive cultures which form a drama striking in its universality.