August 6, 2006

AWARDS: Zimbabwean Film Wins Unicef Children's & Human Rights Award (AFRICA)

Zimbabwean Film Wins UNICEF Children's & Human Rights Award

The Herald (Harare)
August 4, 2006
Posted to the web August 4, 2006

PERETERA Maneta, a local film directed by Tawanda Gunda-Mupengo, won the UNICEF Children's & Human Rights Award at the recently ended Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Elsworth Benhura, the Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ) programme assistant, said the film was a result of the women's narrative workshops which began in 2003 designed to give women the voice and the skills to tell their stories in a story form.

"Having made a strong showing last year when Kare Kare Zvako - Mother's Day, co-produced by WFOZ, won the Golden Dhow for the best short film at the same festival, WFOZ has proved that its methods can be used to produce international standard products on a sustainable level, even where training products are concerned," Benhura said.

Kare Kare Zvako - Mother's Day is still going strong on the international circuit and has been selected among all the major award-winning short films from across the world in the Best of Short Films Festival in La Cotat in France.


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