Tides of Gold

Director: Ingrid Sinclair
Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 1998
Running Time: 52 min
Language: English

The film illuminates a 1000-year old trading network which dominated southern and eastern Africa, linking the country to places as far away as China and Indonesia.

About the Director

Ingrid Sinclair

Biography: 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“).