2022 Caribbeantales International Film Festival Festival

Directed By: Paul S. Wilo⎥ Zambia ⎥ 2021⎥ 2hr

In her desire for freedom, Buumba 16 year old must go against the norms and doctrine of the Maria kristu Church.

About the Director:

Paul. S. Wilo is a multi- Award winning filmmaker with 8 years active experience in the Zambian film industry, starting off as an actor to becoming an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. A diploma holder in business studies and psychology of education and recognized as best emerging producer by the national association of media arts 2019.

He has worked on a couple of films from indie shorts to local television series falling under titles of actor, writer, director and producer. His short films include Scars, For Racheal, the Sotambe award winning wounded, BREATH, SAVING CHALO a film used as a tool of awareness to end tobacco abuse and won the audience award at the UFF 2021 and last but not the least LITTLE HUMANS which was nominated at the lake international film festival in Kenya for best film for children.

Paul has produced several feature films, his notable one being the award winning MARIA KRISTU; The Buumba story which he wrote, directed and head produced. The film has received international recognition winning 3 awards at the July edition of the Cannes world film festival for best indie director, best indie feature and best African film, it won at the Nigeria’s universal movie awards for best foreign film and scooped 2 awards at the Lagos international film festival for best actor and best feature film. It has also been selected in several festivals across the globe such as the FESPACO, Durban international film festival, new Zealand African international film festival, silicon valley Africa film festival, Zimbabwean international film festival trust, festival African khouribga to mention but a few. It was listed as one of the top 10 best films of 2021 to come from Africa by FCAT Lab in Spain.