Film:As Old as My Tongue

 The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude


Bi Kidude is a living legend on her home island of Zanzibar, and has beguiled audiences around the world on her wide and varied travels. A ... all » favourite of sultans, presidents, and sailors, her story is remarkable, challenging our perception of age (she's ninety three, going on sixteen), and of women in a Muslim society. To see her up close in her humble home then out on the town, smoking and flirting is a unique experience. 
As Old As My Tongue has been filmed over the last three years in Zanzibar and on tour with Bi Kidude. More than a biography, it is an insight into the politics and personalities of Zanzibar's spicy contemporary society. The soundtrack features a specially commissioned soundscape by co-producer Rita Ray and featuring a hundred years of classical Indian Ocean vibes.