iThemba (Zimbabwe: 2010)


Elinor Burkett


In this documentary, Burkett followsthe daily life of disabled Zimbabweans as they try and maintain their hope in life. The film addresses the obstacles these men and women face along with the economic and cultural conditions of the country they live in.


Overcoming Tremendous Odds (2011) The Mercury (Magazine)

Gregg Kilday. “Hurt” so Good (2010) The Hollywood Reporter (Magazine)

Academic Articles:

Jelsma J.P. (2002) Disability in An Urban Black Community in Zimbabwe Disability & Rehabilitation, 851-859 (Book)

Edmos Mtetwa (2011) Policy Dimensions of Exclusion Disability as Charity and Not Right in Zimbabwe Indian Journal of Social Work 381-398 (Journal)

Edmos Mtetwa (2011). Cross-cutting Issues Disability and the Constitution Making Process For Zimbabwe. Indian Journal of Social Work, 257-275 (Journal)

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