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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2011 - Index of articles, videos and images
2011: Burn Mukwerekwere Burn
Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa, Kubatana
April 29, 2011
violence in South Africa has grabbed headlines in South Africa.
Gangs of angry young South Africans frustrated by poverty and unemployment
took to the streets of townships like Kayelitsha in Cape Town brutally
assaulting and killing hundreds of foreigners.
Burn Mukwerekwere Burn
is the story of two Zimbabweans caught in the middle of the maelstrom.
The play is at times brutal in its honesty and assessment of the
reasons why there are an estimated three million Zimbabweans resident
in South Africa. As they attempt to journey to safety, they reflect
on the predicament they find themselves in and characters are forced
to deal with their own tribal differences. Njabulo is a Shona teacher
reduced to carving trinkets for foreigners to buy. Farai, is Ndebele
and a trader in South Africa to restock in time for the holidays.
Written by Blessing
Hungwe, featuring himself and Michael Kudakwashe, this narrative
is the woven perspectives of both protagonists, trying to survive
a night of horror in South Africa. Ultimately they come to understand
that the things that bind them together, a love of country and life,
are greater than the things that keep them apart.
Burn Mukwerekwere Burn - Video Clip
Summary: Burn Mukwerekwere Burn a story of two Zimbabweans caught
in the middle of the xenophobic violence in South Africa
Date: April 29, 2011
Filmed by: Kubatana.net
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