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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2011 - Index of articles, videos and images
2011: Colours of Dreams
Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa, Kubatana.net
April 29, 2011
comes home unable to contain his excitement; a well placed friend
of his has given him good news. After years of being reduced to
scrounging to make ends meet selling chicken feet and airtime he
and his wife are about to make a quick recovery. His connection
has told him that the Zimbabwe dollar is about to make a comeback.
Government and the multicurrency system ruined his dealer business,
but things are about to change. When the Zim-dollar comes back BabaGilbert
is going to make it bigger than before; he is going to open a bank.
Next door lives a teacher, Justice. His girlfriend,
Happiness Dube, won't let him forget that she is their primary
bread winner. Happiness has managed to maintain her business through
the transition, doing deals in town during the day and drinking
and partying all night. For Justice nothing has really changed since
the days of the dollar. He is still underpaid, unable to buy his
girlfriend a decent engagement ring. Scorned by Happiness and convinced
that the dollar is about to make a comeback, Justice quits his teaching
job and joins Baba naAmai Gilbert Merchant Bank as a manager.
Colours of Dreams
is an hilarious tongue in cheek portrait of those Zimbabweans who
prospered in the last days of the Zimbabwe Dollar.
Colours of Dreams - Video Clip
Summary: The Zim Dollar is about to make a come back, and BabaGilbert
can barely contain his excitement. He is going to make it big
with BNG Merchant Bank (Baba naMai Gilbert).
Duration: 1min 05sec
Date: April 29, 2011
Filmed by: Kubatana.net
File Type: MP4
- Size: 2.8MB (lower quality)
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