This Zimbabwean director/producer has played an important role in building an independent Zimbabwean cinema industry and is regarded by many as part of the African Renaissance after her first feature lm Flame (1996) about the role of women in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle. Sinclair also dealt with the daily drama of politics, history, and culture in her award-winning documentary Birds from Another World (1991).
Mama Africa & Africa is a Woman’s Name
In 1985, she published a short story in Sweden entitled “The Letter” and in 1987, she published a play in Harare entitled “She No Longer Weeps”. Her real success came at age twenty-five with the publication of her novel Nervous Conditions. This novel was the first novel to be published in English by a black Zimbabwean woman. In 1989, this novel won her the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Prior to this award, she had won the second prize in the Swedish aid-organization, SIDA, short story competition. After Nervous Conditions was published in Denmark, she made a trip there in 1991 to be part of the Images-of-Africa festival. Dangaremba continued her education in Berlin at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie where she studied lm direction. While in school she made many lm productions, including a documentary for German television. She then made the lm entitled “Everyone’s Child“, her most recent credit. It has been shown worldwide at various festivals including the Dublin Film Festival.
Kare Kare Zvako Mother’s Day, Neria, Everyone’s Child
Rumbi Katedza has worked extensively in lm and video in Southern Africa for over a decade. Between 2004 and 2006 she served as Festival Director of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival and was instrumental in expanding the festival and its outreach programs to a wider audience. Rumbi Katedza is an award-winning writer. Her lm credits include Danai, for which she was nominated Best Director at the National Arts Merit Awards, and the award-winning Asylum.
Asylum and Tariro