Flame

Director: Ingrid Sinclair
Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 1992
Running Time: 102 min
Language: English

Flame picture

Flame is a story about the plight of female Freedom Fighters, Florence and her friend Nyasha. They decide to run away and join the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). Both adopt new revolutionary identities: Nyasha becomes Liberty, representing her desire for self-sufficiency, while Florence brands herself Flame, representing passion.

About the Director

Ingrid Sinclair

Ingrid Sinclair pictureBiography: Ingrid Sinclair is a director and screenwriter who moved from England to Zimbabwe and become involved in the liberation struggle. Her pivotal first feature Flame, received prizes and standing ovations world-wide. Flame was selected for Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. Sinclair is widely seen as part of the African Renaissance. In Flame and her previous prize winning documentary Bird From Another World, she deals with the day-to-day drama of politics, history, geography, culture and the way they affect people, turning them into both villains and heroes.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Flame (1997);
Tides of Gold (1998);
Mama Africa (2002) (segment “Riches“).

Filmography:
Limpopo Line (1989);
Wake Up (1989);
The Sanctions Debate (1990);
Bird From Another World (1991);
Better Trees From Better Seed (1994);
Sounds of the South (1996);
Flame (1996);
Tides of Gold (1998);
Mama Africa (2001) (segment “Riches“).