Jit (Zimbabwe: 1992)

Director

Michael Raeburn

Cast list

Dominic Makuwachuma - U.K.
Sibongile Nene - Sofi
Farai Sevenzo - Johnson
Winnie Ndemera - Jukwa
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi - Oliver
Lawrence Simbarashe - Chamba
Kathy Kuleya - Nomsa

Credits

Screenplay: Michael Raeburn

Synopsis

‘Jit’ is a love story set in Harare in the late 80s. A boy named UK is doing everything to make an impression on Sofi and to win her over. Sofi however, is guarded by her jealous gangster boyfriend, while UK is constantly hindered by
Jukwa, an ancestral spirit. UK lives with and works for his uncle, played by legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi.

Reviews

Petrakis, John. Fluffy Fantasy 'Jit' Travels the Road to True Love. The Chicago Tribune (online article)

Holdenn, Stephen. Reviews/ Film Festival; A Quirky Ancestor and the Road to Love. The New York Times (online article)

Academic Articles:
Thompson, Katrina Daly. “Locating The Indigenous In Zimbabwean Film: An Analysis Of Jit And Yellow Card.” African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations and Borders. 184-201. Trenton, NJ: Africa World, 2008. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 13 Apr. 2014

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