Rwendo / The Journey

Director: Farai Sevenzo
Country: Zimbabwe
Year: 1993
Running Time: 44 min
Language: English

Monica, a young African nurse, takes care of an elderly dying man. Their relationship is fraught with racial tension, the reasons for which emerge as Monica discovers that she and he are linked through sinister history. Rwendo means “journey,” and for young Monica the revelations of the past and the crises of the present add up to a life-altering emotional excursion.

About the Director

Farai Sevenzo

_82103567_farai_sevenzo_2015_landscapeBiography:  Farai Sevenzo was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1964. After attending a drama course at the University of Zimbabwe, he went on to earn a degree in Film Studies at Stirling University, graduating in 1988. Returning home, Farai worked as a journalist, a film reviewer, and writer of training videos and of social issue videos for community education. He was also assistant director on Jit, in which he also acted. After completing the feature script Precious, he won a British Council scholarship to attend the NFTS directing course for a year. Rwendo is the fruit of that training. Farai then worked on a screen adaptation of his own short story, Murima / In the Dark, about post-independence Zimbabwe.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Rwendo (1997);
The Last Picture (1997; 1998);
Zimbabwe 2002 (2003);

Jit (1992);
Rwendo (1993);
The Last Picture (1997);
Zimbabwe 2002 (2002);
Zimbabwe 2003 (2003);
The Food Fix (2005).