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Everyone's Child (1996)

Two teens, Tamari and Itai, are impoverished following the death of their parents when their uncle takes their plow which they need to feed themselves. While their preoccupied neighbors in ... See full summary »

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Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Credited cast:
Elizjah Madzikatire Elizjah Madzikatire
Nomsa L. Mlambo ... (as Nomsa Mlambo)
Walter Muparutsa Walter Muparutsa
Killness Nyati Killness Nyati
Chunky Phiri Chunky Phiri
Thulani Sandhla Thulani Sandhla
Simon Shumba Simon Shumba
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Two teens, Tamari and Itai, are impoverished following the death of their parents when their uncle takes their plow which they need to feed themselves. While their preoccupied neighbors in the village ignore them, Itai leaves for Harare and Tamari stays behind to care for their younger brother and sister. Finally, some of the neighbors notice and come together to support the children. Written by Maple-2

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Zimbabwe

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English

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13 September 1996 (Canada) See more »

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Poor acting, terrible sound, outstanding movie
17 January 2007 | by Cliff SloaneSee all my reviews

Here is a perfect example of how brilliant film-making can be hiding behind an underfunded production. The story is amazingly compelling, the camera work very effective, the editing quite powerful and the message is urgent.

But you have to patiently bear with the very poor acting and sound that makes the dialog nearly inaudible at times. If I were wealthy, I would commission this exact same tale to be remade in a dozen different countries, using local themes to make it relevant.

Of the performers, only the man who plays the well-off uncle seems competent. Plus, the nun who cares for AIDS orphans seems to me to be dubbed in entirely.

There were situations that could have been clichéd, but the director portrayed the interior conflicts the characters were facing.

Find it if you can. I saw it on a video distributed by California Newsreel.


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