Everyone’s Child tells the story of four siblings, Itai, Tamari, Norah and Nhamo, whose parents have both died of AIDS. The villagers, ignoring the usual custom, shun the orphans because of the stigma of AIDS. Their guardian, Uncle Ozias, who is a struggling small businessman, sells the family’s plow and oxen to pay off their father’s debts. Without the means to support themselves, the family disintegrates.
Production: A Media for Development Trust (Harare) production. Produced by Jonny Persey, John Riber, Ben Zulu. Directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga. Screenplay, Dangarembga, Riber, Andrew Whaley, from a story by Shimmer Chinodya.
Crew: Camera (colour), Patrick Lindsell; Editor, Luise Riber; music, Keith Farquharson; Production design, David Guwaza; Costume design, Beaulah Guwaza; Sound, Bob Hay; Assistant directors, Jema Spring, Garikayi Chawasarira; Casting, Andrew Whaley.
With: With: Nomsa Mlambo, Thulani Sandhla, Walter Muparutsa, Elijah Madzikatire, Nkululeko Phiri, Killness Nyati.