2008 HIFA was remarkable for the consistent message in the music, theatre and poetry – CHANGE and FREEDOM. Two plays Everyday Heroes (directed by Elton Mjanana) and The Two Leaders I know (directed by Cont Mhlanga) explored the contraditions of an independent Zimbabwe.
Kudzai Chimbaira, director of the play Silent Words.
Rani Moorthy wrote and performed in Curry Tales. At the press conference she quipped she was trying to crack the Coca Cola recipe so she could use it in her curry.
A scene from the play, Everyday Heroes.
Elton Mjanana (right), director of Everyday Heroes and also
coordinator of the theatre programme for HIFA 2008.
Zimbabwe theatre legend, Cont Mhlanga (right), chats to poet Chirikure. Mhlanga is the founder of Amakhosi Theatre Productions based in Bulawayo and well known for its plays with biting social commentary.
Another theatre legend, Daves Guzha (left) of Rooftop Promotions, acted in the one-person play The Two Leaders I Know. The play will be running at Theatre-in-the-Park in central Harare from 14 to 24 May 2008.