2h 15min   |   Language   |  Producer  Director

KAWOMERA

Plant, Pray, Partner for Peace

SYNOPSIS

In the remote town of M'bale, Uganda is a unique, interfaith community of coffee farmers who are Ugandan Jews, Muslims and Christians. They came together to export coffee for peace and religious harmony in an area containing the highest concentration of Jews and Muslims in Central Africa.

In Bugandan, they are called “Peace Kawomera,” (Delicious Peace.)

KAWOMERA: Plant, Pray, Partner for Peace is a documentary Produced and Directed by Photographer and Film Maker; Marla Mossman that tells this unique story of an interfaith collective. By interviewing local Rabbis, Ministers, and Imams, Mossman explores their traditions, cultural acceptance, respect and understanding and tries to ascertain how they have ended their fears of these different practices, so a new way of Peace is revealed.

CREDITS

Directed and Produced by Marla Mossman

 

Photographs by Marla Mossman

 

Director of Photography: Stephen Digges

 

Video by: Stephen Digges, Marla Mossman & Karina Musivney

 

Post Produced and Edited by Tammy Han

 

Online Edit by Tammy Han

 

Scripting by Charles Digges

 

Sound by Andre Raffington

 

Music by:

 

Akuseka Takuwa Kongo Group:

 

( Live Performance )

 

( Let All Religions Unite )

 

( The Benefits of Coffee )

 

And

 

"Adon Olam" by Abayudaya congregation from the recording entitled Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda,

SFW40504, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 2003. Used by permission.

 

"Lekhah, Dodi" by Abayudaya congregation, solo by J.J. Keki from the recording entitled Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish

People of Uganda, SFW40504, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 2003. Used by permission.

 

Cast in order of appearance:

 

J.J. Kekki

Imam Rasheid

Father Ambo Byusam

Solomon Nyamugawa

Rabbi Gershom Sizoumu

Leah Shul

Shira Absesiga

Rabbi Enosh Keke Minah

Sheikh Mohammed Mussa

Chris Omir

 

Acknowledgments for generous help and support:

Peace Kawomera

Namabwa Mosque

St. Marks Anglican Parish

Abuyadya Moses Synagogue

Second Womens Synagogue

Bilal Mosque

International Rescue Committee & Uganda IRC

Protea Guest House, Mbale

Mbale Hotel

Kampala Cultural Center

ISSA

William Griffin - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

John Schaffer & New Sounds WNYC

Fairway Supermarkets

Beans Table Coffee

The entire community of Mbale

The New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA)

Google

ABOUT

212 722 7039

 

185 E 85 Street
New York, NY 10028

 

info@peacecaravan.com

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The New York Foundation for the Arts is the Fiscal Sponsor of the Peace Caravan Project.

All donations are tax deducible to the full extent of the law.