Documentaries & Films

State of Mind

Award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Hopewell Chin'ono follows the work of leading African psychiatrist, Prof. Dixon Chibanda.

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Love in Lockdown

A short story about two love birds who are stuck in the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown and are not able to see each other.

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Chiredzwa 1

Shuvai grows up in the care of her Uncle after her mother is chased away from her father’s villager. Years later Shuvai is grown up and ready to marry to her childhood

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Nyaminyami: The Zambezi River God

The Zambezi River God and the role he plays in the lives of the people living along the banks of Africa's fourth-largest river.

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More Time (ca. 1993)

Thandi is a teenager, ready for anything and ripe for love. She's flirting with womanhood and the township beckons. As her life spins out of control, Thandi has to learn that playing

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Japanese Monkey-fish - Wellcome Collection in 1919

Are mermaids real?

Are the half-human, half-fish sea creatures chronicled in Zimbabwean lore since time immemorial real?

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Zimbabwe’s Hidden Art Community

While the surrounding hills in the Great Dyke region are scarred by years of heavy mining, there's a different kind of rock chipping going on at Zimbabwe's hidden sculpture community.

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Zimbabwe’s Codeine Cough Syrup Epidemic

Zimbabwe’s Codeine Cough Syrup Epidemic

The cough syrup, often of the brand Broncleer, is imported illegally from South Africa, and is sold on every street corner, in bars, school yards and on busses for as little as

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Tatenda Ngwaru

She’s Not a Boy

“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.

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Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children

Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children

A country that was once the jewel of Africa but where the infrastructure is now in terminal collapse. Grace, Esther and Obert show us how they not only struggle to put food

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Diamonds, Gold and Greed

Zeinab Badawi travels to South Africa and Zimbabwe to see how southern Africans gradually came to grasp the destruction and suffering that would be inflicted upon them by white settlers.

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Selous Scouts

The Selous Scouts (ca. 1977)

The Selous Scouts was a special forces regiment of the Rhodesian Army that operated from 1973 until 1980.

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Akashinga: The Brave Ones

Akashinga: The Brave Ones

A story about a group of women who face down poachers in order to save Zimbabwe's most iconic wildlife.

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Roora: A Dramatisation

Lobola / Roora is the customary token paid by the groom-to-be when he is about to marry his bride- to- be to his in-laws. Paying the bride price or roora is an

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Great Zimbabwe

The Kingdoms Of Southern Africa

Zeinab Badawi travels sub-Saharan Africa to find out about the powerful kingdoms of southern Africa and their rulers from 10th to 19th century.

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Chamhembe Volume 1

The Chamhembe Story

The history of Zimbabwean music is incomplete without mentioning "vapfanha vemaCD”.

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Cattle, Crops And Iron

Cattle, Crops and Iron

Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of Africa by exploring how ancient tribes began to domesticate wild animals.

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Ancestors, Spirits and God

Ancestors, Spirits and God

Zeinab Badawi learns about the relationship between Ancestors, Spirits and God from communities that practice traditional African religion across the continent.

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Mbira: Spirit Of The People (ca. 1990)

From traditional rituals of music and dance, through the stirring choruses of the liberation war, to the songs of the popular stars and farmers' choirs today, the people of Zimbabwe present their

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Neria

Neria (ca. 1993)

Neria,a Zimbabwean widow (Jesesi Mungoshi) falls prey to her greedy brother-in-law (Dominic Kanaventi) who takes her children and belongings.

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NBC's

Mugabe’s Gamble (ca. 1981)

Julian Manyon and the team from Thames Television's 'TV Eye' travel to Zimbabwe to Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe,and some of his key revolutionary allies.

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Mapungubwe Hill

Mapungubwe (ca. 1705)

One thousand years ago, Mapungubwe was the centre of the largest known kingdom in the African sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Discover the Secrets of a Sacred Hill.

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