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Article VII Documentary Scoops ZIFF Award
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
September 06, 2010

ZimRights' Article VII Voices for Healing Documentary scooped the Best Zimbabwean Production Award at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival, the biggest film festival in the country.

This year's theme was "Spotlight" and ZimRights took part in the festival which was held from the 27th of August to the 5th of September 2010. Article VII was amongst the 27 documentaries screened during the festival, together with 26 feature films and 18 short.

In line with this year's theme, the documentary casts a spotlight on the Zimbabwe situation, revealing some of the gruesome effects of the pre and post election period of 2008 as well as references to the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s. The documentary was screened three times at two venues; twice at the Alliance Francaise in Harare and once at Pakare Paye studio in Norton.

Article VII has been screened not only around Zimbabwe, but also in Uganda, South Africa and Namibia, where it has also earned a lot of publicity as it evokes discussions on the state of affairs in Zimbabwe and whether or not the country is ready for elections, seeing that most people have not healed.

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