by May Sumbwanyambe (2012)
Directed by Ola Ince. Cast: Eric Kofi Abrefa. Ivanno Jeremiah. Cyril Nri. Victor Power. Sandra Reid. Cherrelle Skeete.
“Take your beloved England and tell her tomorrow that she shall lose for five generations and counting every doctor, every nurse, every teacher, every engineer. A country as advanced as that will tomorrow be in the Stone Age. You do that to a country in her infancy and you have a third world. A place of chaos. A place of war”
When Melissa’s mother, a famous Zimbabwean Prostitute, passes away on the eve of the 2008 presidential elections. Melissa gets the one thing she has wanted all of her life. To meet her “English” father Mwemba. But is he ready to respond to the daughter he never knew he had and answer to the decisions that have paralyzed all of their lives?
Several months later, to find safety from Mugabe’s militias and campaign of torture, Garikai has led his British educated half-siblings, Patience and Busani, into southern Zambia. But as more displaced Zimbabweans find their way to the growing communal fire, clinging onto the fragile hope that their parents are still alive somewhere in the over populating townships of northern South Africa becomes harder and harder…