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About: SAFF Daily Bulletin - Zimbabwean Film Awards - 9/27/96

Wed, 30 Oct 1996 10:30:21 -0500

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Originally dated: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 10:30:21 -0500

Here is the awards from the Southern African Film Festival:

SAFF Daily Bulletin - Zimbabwean Film Awards - 9/27/96


Zimbabwe's two latest films, "Everyone's Child" and "Flame," scooped six of
the nine awards presented at the end of the South African Film Festival
(SAFF) on Thursday. With three of the ten feature films entered for
competition, the Zimbabwean productions won three awards each. A South
African production, "Cry The Beloved Country," directed by Darrel James
Roodt, received two awards while the ninth went to "Tumult," from Ethiopia,
which was directed by Yemane Demissie. "Tumult" also won an independent
award sponsored by COE of Italy. The prizes were presented by acting Harare

Mayor Edward Mapuranga and Miss Zimbabwe, Nomsa Ndiweni, at Town House in
Harare. Kenya's 'Women's Agenda", directed by Dommie Yambo-Odotte, won the

best documentary award while the prize for the best directed documentary
went to South Africa's " Ghetto Diaries." " Three Of Our Forefathers" from
Mozambique won the full length cultural documentary award. Following is a
full list of results.


Best film - "Cry The Beloved Country", directed by Anant Singh of South

Special jury award - Yemane Demissie, director of "Tumult" from Ethiopia.

Organisation of African Unity (OAU) award - Zimbabwe's "Flame," a
co-production of Joel Phiri and Simon Bright.

Best Actress - Marian Kunonga, who starred in "Flame."

Best Actor - Vusi Kunene of "Cry The Beloved Country."

Best musical track - "Everyone's Child."

Cinematography - Patrick Linsell for "Everyone's Child."

Best Script - Tsitsi Dangarembga's "Everyone's Child."

Best Director - Ingrid Sinclair of "Flame."


Best documentary - "Women's Agenda" (Kenya)

Best directed - "Ghetto Diaries" (South Africa)

Full length cultural documentary - "Tree Of Our Forefathers" (Mozambique)

Thanks to Dommie Yambo-Odotte for sending me the SAFF newsletter with this

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