Everyone's Child

Everyone's Child
1996 . 82 min

directors

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga

actors

  • Various

genres

  • Drama

storyline

"Everyone's Child is a 1995 film directed by the author Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was the first black Zimbabwean woman to direct a feature film.
Focusing on the growing problem of children living in hardship - especially as a result of AIDS - the film follows the abrupt journey of two children into a world of adult responsibility. Itayi and Tamari are devastated following the death of both parents, shunned by family and friends, and left with nothing. Frustrated and in despair, Itayi tries his luck in the big city, leaving Tamari at home to look after herself and her younger brothers and sisters..Producer: John RiberDirector: Tsitsi Dangarembga Cast: Elizjah Madzikatire,Nomsa Mlambo,Walter Muparutsa,Killness Nyati,Chunky Phiri,Thulani Sandhla ,Simon Shumba .
Awards: Best Script, Best Music & Best Cinematography at the 1996 Southern Africa Film Festival, Zimbabwe; FESPACO ’97 – FNUP Feature Film Prize, CLISS Population & Development Prize; 1997 XII Black International Cinema, Berlin – Best Film by a Black Filmmaker, NBPC Prized Pieces, Runner-up, drama category; Groundwork in HIV/AIDS Cinema Full-Length Selection Award, ICASA Film Festival, Nigeria, 2005.Release Date: October 1996"

parental rating

  • 16

advisories

  • (S) Sex
  • (L) Language
  • (V) Violence
  • (N) Nudity