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20 August 2018

IIFF 2018 – International Images Film Festival for Women (Harare) : Mukanya, Siza Mukwedini, Zimbabwe

International Images Film Festival
for Women

IIFF 2018

Mukanya, 2018
Siza Mukwedini


From a past marred by drunkenness and violence, the village menace, Mukanya, embarks on a journey to redeem himself by saving his son, who has become a reflection of Mukanya’s failures as a father. This is the journey of two men transforming into fathers. This film inspires conversations around the state of Zimbabwean as well as African fathers in the face of patriarchy and changing perspectives of what fatherhood is all about. A Conversations with our Fathers Project.


Siza Mukwedini has over 10 years' experience in documentary film production. Her main focus is development, with a focus on sharing inspirational stories that encourage development and social cohesion in Zimbabwe. She has worked with the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union highlighting success stories in agriculture. The program has also encouraged a lot of young people to turn to agriculture as a source of employment. Siza is an amazing storyteller and uses new media like film and photography. She mostly films and edits her own documentaries. Selected in 2015 to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States, upon completion of the Fellowshipher objective is to inspire Zimbabwe and Africa to realize the vast potential they have through creating her inspirational films. She believes the first step to effectively fostering social and economic development is inspiring the mind and aims to partner with some of Africa’s greatest minds she will have the chance of meeting through the Fellowship to achieve her vision.

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