Film Maker Patience Chitiyo Launches New Short Film

This is a story about a mother's battle with accepting her child's death

By  | May 23, 2020, 09:51 AM

United Kingdom-based Patience Chitiyo has released a new short film, Muchafara, launching her film concert in Zimbabwe.

The 10-minute film will make its debut on Saturday, April 4, on Zollywood's Facebook & YouTube channels.

The film, tells the story young Zimbabwean woman who lost her child at birth and how she navigates the reality of the loss.

The Marondera born producer adapted the film from a poem Joy, she wrote a few years ago.

Speaking to New Zimbabwe, Patience said: "The idea was to also address some topics that I considered to be taboo in the Zimbabwean and black community and strip them of their shame."

The 27-year-old told the publication that she did the 10-minute film as her "Zimbabwean film industry".

"I would say that Muchafara is the first professional project I have produced. I have worked on other productions but not to the standard of this film."

Muchafara, a Shona term meaning 'you will rejoice', is tailored for the Zimbabwean audience.

Patience migrated to the UK in 2005 with her family and she holds two degrees a  BA in Film Production obtained with Staffordshire University and a Masters in producing for Film and Television from Bournemouth University.

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Image credit: Muchafara film