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Short Film (Full Length) – 2010


Amadi is a Rwandan refugee struggling with his new life in New Zealand. Alone, patronised in his menial job (he’s called “Africa” by a workmate), and anxious about rescuing his family from his war-torn ‘home’; he forms an unlikely connection with the prickly lady living next door. Directed by 2009 Spada New Filmmaker of the Year, Zia Mandviwalla, Amadi joined Eating Sausage, Clean Linen, and Cannes-selected Night Shift to form a quartet of Mandviwalla-made shorts exploring cross-cultural collision. It screened at Melbourne and Hawaii international film festivals.

My name is not Africa
– Amadi (Francois Byamana) to a workmate

Key Cast & Crew

Zia Mandviwalla

Director, Writer

Owen Hughes


Glen-Paul Waru

As: Gordon

Francois Byamana

As: Amadi

Hera Dunleavy

As: Delia

Elizabeth Hawthorne

As: Jane

Produced by

Frame Up Films