Zimbabwe 2002

Director: Farai Sevenzo
Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 2002
Running Time: 30 min.
Language: English and Shona


Sevenzo, a journalist and filmmaker, returns to Zimbabwe after a 15-year absence to see how his family responds to and participates in the 2002 elections. Despite global condemnation of Mugabe, he finds no easy consensus amongst ordinary Zimbabweans.

About the Director

Farai Sevenzo

Biography:  Farai Sevenzo was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1964. After attending a drama course at the University of Zimbabwe, he went on to earn a degree in Film Studies at Stirling University, graduating in 1988. Returning home, Farai worked as a journalist, a film reviewer, and writer of training videos and of social issue videos for community education. He was also assistant director on Jit, in which he also acted. After completing the feature script Precious, he won a British Council scholarship to attend the NFTS directing course for a year. Rwendo is the fruit of that training. Farai then worked on a screen adaptation of his own short story, Murima / In the Dark, about post-independence Zimbabwe.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Rwendo (1997);
The Last Picture (1997; 1998);
Zimbabwe 2002 (2003);

Jit (1992);
Rwendo (1993);
The Last Picture (1997);
Zimbabwe 2002 (2002);
Zimbabwe 2003 (2003);
The Food Fix (2005).