IIFF Films at Matobofest 2017

The International Images Film Festival for Women curated the film program at this year's MatoboFest.

Presented by the Amagugu International Heritage Centre, brainshild of Pathisa Nyathi, the festival was held at National Gallery in Bulawayo and the Amagugu Centre and it's surroundings.

A selection of short films drawn from IIFF'S programs over the years was screened to local audiences. The biggest interest was raised by the films MAGEREGERE by Rwandan director Mbabazi Aime Philbert which tells the story of a young urban gangster moving back to his old home village and TJITJI THE HIMBA GIRL, by female Namibian filmmaker Oshosheni Hiveluah about the modeling dreams of a traditionaly raised Himba girl. The pupils from the local Whitewater Primary School were a more than grateful audience at the screenings.

The visitors to Matobofest 2017 also enjoyed a number of other cultural activities in the City of Kings and in and around the AMAGUGU International Heritage Centre.

This is the second time the that the partnership of ICAPA and AMAGUGU International Heritage Centre has produced great results,The first collaboration having taken place in March this year during the IIFF Outreach 2017.