I am the Future (1993) (Zimbabwe: 2006)

Director: Godwin Mawuru


Chiyedza Chitepo

Stella Nekati Chiwes


A young woman leaves her rural home to live in the big city as an alternative to being consumed by Zimbabwe’s independence war during the 1970s. During her travels she comes across two other companions and together they experience the horrors of the “real world.”


Reviews and Articles:

Jack Foisie. Neon-lit ‘protected villages,’ exodus of men bear witness to rhodesian civil war(1977, Apr 29). Los Angeles Times (Newspaper Article)

Paul Morrcraft Rhodesia’s War of Independence History Today (Online Magazine)

R.C. Longworth  Rhodesian ‘Civil War’ at Crossroad (1977, Jul 18). Q.& A. Chicago Tribune (Newspaper Article)

Academic Articles:

Jocelyn Alexander and JoAnn McGregor War Stories: Guerrilla Narratives of Zimbabwe’s Liberation War Oxford Journals (Online Journal)