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A farmer struggles to protect his home and loved ones amidst the violent turmoil of the Zimbabwean land seizures.


Alexander Bedria
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Credited cast:
Alexander Bedria ... Daniel Silva
Tongayi Chirisa ... William Zimunya
Amanda Wing Amanda Wing ... Cara Silva
Constance Ejuma ... Aneni Zimunya
Shaun Baker ... Wilson Matonga
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Emma
Joel Henry ... War Vet Jacob - Matonga's Lieutenant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Ajuwon Alex Ajuwon ... War Vet Moses
Darell M. Davie Darell M. Davie ... War Vet Henry
Kevin Djepang Kevin Djepang ... War Vet Anthony
Harrison Grant ... War Vet Leonard
Demetrius Hodges ... War Vet Hector
Victor Kamwendo ... War Vet Enoch (as Victor Kamwedo)
Bobbie Lee Jr. ... War Vet Charles - Matonga's Lieutenant
Jeff Rolle Jr. ... War Vet Godfrey


A farmer struggles to protect his home and loved ones amidst the violent turmoil of the Zimbabwean land seizures.

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6 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Brickyard Films See more »
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philosophy for Zimbabwe and beyond
13 September 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Actor Alexander Bedria wrote, directs, and stars in this short film that offers a history lesson alongside some dramatic tension. We learn that in 1980, after 15 years of Civil War, Zimbabwe finally gains its independence. By 2000, the government is seizing property (especially white-owned property) from those considered anything other than native Zimbabweans.

Daniel Silva (played by director Bedria) is a multi-generation land- owner/farmer, and he takes a stand to protect his land and loved ones when he becomes the next target of the government. William, his long time farm hand and "friend", is played by native Zimbabwean Tongayi Chirisa and remains loyal to his life-long friend and employer despite the fear (and reality) of brutal violence.

Amanda Wing plays Silva's pregnant wife, Constance Ejuma plays William's wife, Caroline Lagerfelt (memorable as the nurse in MINORITY REPORT) plays a family member, while Shawn Baker is Montanga, a terrifying government affiliate responsible for carrying out the evictions.

It's a well made and tension-filled short film that, at its core, asks the philosophical question: should those of today pay for the transgressions of those in the past? On the flip side, should they be allowed to benefit from those transgressions? Silva understandably asks, how many generations back must his family ownership go before he is considered native. It's a reasonable question with no easy answer … in fact, your answer likely depends on which side of the issue you fall.

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