Screening - HORTUS HARARE

HORTUS HARARE

Time

Date

Location

Admission

4:00pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CHITUNGWIZA - YOUNG AFRICA SKILLS CENTRE

FREE

Directed by
Andreas Wutz
Producer

Andreas Wutz, Esteban Bernatas, [Carles] Guerra

Country

Spain (2011)

Running time

Genre

6 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

In 1979, the Zimbabwean Liberation war ended, overcoming the apartheid system of former Rhodesia and appointing the liberation leader Robert Mugabe as president.  The war lasted for 15 years and had mostly taken place far away from the cities in the bush lands all over the country.  In this natural landscape traumatic scenes of violence and unimaginable atrocities were committed by both combating sides.  Two years before the war started the National Botanic Garden was founded.  Situated in the heart of the capital Harare it represents all kinds of different landscapes modeling post conflict trauma.  This film asks, “what does an innocent natural landscape look and sound like when it is charged with memories of traumatic history?”