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Zimbabwe Calabash - Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust
Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust (ZIFFT)
August 05, 2005

Riding With SugarTo celebrate 25 years of Zimbabwean independence and cinema, ZIFF is featuring a selection of films by Zimbabweans at home and abroad. The Zimbabwe Calabash is a collection of films to be screened at ZIFF 2005 which are either directed by, produced by, written by or starring a Zimbabwean.

Opening Night in Avondale will feature an open-air screening of Riding With Sugar, a dynamic short film by South African based film prodigy Sunu Gonera. The film will precede the free concert by Divas Live! featuring Dudu Manhenga, Prudence Katomeni and Sharon Manyika.

Calabash screenings at ZIFF will be preceded by performances by some of Zimbabwe’s leading poets, including Chirikure Chirikure, with guest appearances by visiting regional poets. Join us as we proudly celebrate Zimbabweans’ creativity and their contribution to film not only in Zimbabwe, but around the world!

The following is a list of the films to be screened in the Calabash:

Short Films:Riding With Sugar

  • African Middleweights directed by Daniel Cattier (Belgium)
  • Black Amour starring Agnes Mwanza (Greece)
  • The Flight of Feathers starring Leroy Gopal (South Africa)
  • Riding With Sugar directed by Sunu Gonera (South Africa)
  • Sarah Smile directed by Mark Tonderai (UK)
  • The Short Film Project – various – (Zimbabwe)
  • Tsitsi directed by Boarding Dzinotizei (Zimbabwe)


  • 500 Years Later produced by M.K Asante (UK/USA)
  • The Children They Are Left WIth, co- directed by local children in Zvishavane (Zimbabwe)
  • Masiiwa- A Love For Life featuring Dominic Benhura, produced by Daves Guzha, directed by Tawanda Gunda Mupengo (Zimbabwe)
  • Nyongolo written and directed by Rayban Sengwayo, produced by the Friends of Joshua Trust and featuring Kenneth Sibisi and Cephas Maseko (Zimbabwe)
  • Our Children, Our Future directed by Edgar Mwandiambira, written by Tapiwa Gomo (Zimbabwe)

Feature Films:

  • Dog Eat Dog written by Mark Tonderai (UK)
  • The Flyer written by Phillip Roberts and executive produced by Joel Phiri (South Africa)
  • Game Plan directed by Evelyn Gambe, written and produced by Albert Nkunzi & starring Gordon Pakanengwa , Codicil Nkunzi , Enesia Mashusha , Victoria Mhizha , Sithengisiwe Siziba (Zimbabwe)
  • Tanyaradzwa written & directed by Tawanda Gunda, produced by Dorothy Meck and starring Kudakwashe Muradzika, Tongai Chirisa, Tendai Musoni, Emmanuel Mbirimi (Zimbabwe)
  • Vanamurambiwa produced by CHIPAWO Media (Zimbabwe)

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