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Chenzira

Format: 35mm

Camera: Arri 35BL

Director: James Barrett

Production Company: AFDA/LFS

Length: 18 minutes

Year: 2010

Synopsis: Chenzira is a young Zimbabwean immigrant struggling to succeed in Johannesburg. He survives by doing odd jobs and tending to the gardens of the suburban wealthy. In between he studies history at the University. He shares a room in a crumbling tenement and plays records once a week on a community radio station. Traumatic memories of a xenophobic attack two years ago threaten to derail a big opportunity that offers a way out of the rut he’s stuck in – but can Chenzira bury his past and make Johannesburg his home?

Copyright: LFS

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