I am the Future

Director: Godwin Mawuru
Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 1994
Running Time: 110 min
Language: English


A brother and sister visit their rural African village after completion of school semester only to find the village and home devastated by senseless action of rebels. Their mother killed and little sister wanders aimlessly alone. Through their travels as refugee children, this film provides a glimpse and child perspective of the problems afflicting many in Africa. Issues relating to conflict and war, displacement, slave labour, homelessness, unemployment, crime, poverty and prostitution are addressed.

About the Director

Godwin Mawuru

Biography: Mawuru was born in 1961 in Zimbabwe. After being involved in theater for several years, Mawuru began working as an actor and scriptwriter for film and television. His directorial debut, Neria (1992), earned him the OAU award for Best Director at the Carthage Film Festival. I Am the Future (1994), his second feature film, was produced by Kubi Indi, a local businesswoman who made history in being a female producer, heralding a new era of film production in Zimbabwe.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Neria (1993);
I Am the Future (1996).

Neria (1992);
I Am the Future (1994).