Memoirs from exil
A documentary directed by Tapiwa Chipfupa.
- Duration: 52 min 90 min
- Director: Tapiwa Chipfupa
- Release date: 2012
- Producers: Yves Billon
- Co-production: Maxi D TV Quizas Prod Zaradoc
- Languages: English français
- Participation: Réaction en Chaînes TV RENNES 35
- Broadcast format: Fichier numérique HD
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Over the course of roughly one decade, Zimbabwe’s land reform policies have succeeded in effectively turning a once flourishing economy into ruins and driven out 3 million Zimbabweans across the country’s borders in search of better living conditions.
In a wholly African story, filmmaker Tapiwa Chipfupa —daughter of a black Agricultural Estate Manager gradually driven into bankruptcy (and ultimately into economic exile) by a series of government decisions—, looks back on the events that forced her middleclass family of seven to dissolve and scatter throughout the world.
Sifting idyllic memories of farm life in the Mashonaland provinces through the harsh perspective offered by life in exile, a Zimbabwean story, proposes a case study on how political decisions enforced by un-democratic regimes radically alter the personal destinies of individuals.