Mangwana (1997) (Zimbabwe: 2014)

Director

Manu Kurewa

Synopsis

A car crash in the Zimbabwean bush brings about a chance encounter between two men who have never met on equal terms. Archie, an aging Scottish farmer, needs to get his truck out of a ditch, but no help is at hand. He demands assistance from Sekuru, an elder of the local village, but nothing can be done until daybreak.  Sekuru feels he must offer Archie shelter. Archie, though distrustful, is compelled by circumstances to accept. Neither man is comfortable with the situation. Can the night and the experience bring any possibility of change?

Reviews

Andrew Whaley, IPS News, Zimbabwe No Place Like Home from Inter Press Service News Agency (website)