IN MY FATHER'S VILLAGE HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE SHORT FILM COMPETITION AT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short film awards OSCARS.
Rhuveneko, 19, goes back to her family's village to claim her inheritance when the village holds a meeting to distribute land. Her father, Chief Matsika, died during Zimbabwe's brutal liberation war in the 1970s. Now Ruvheneko's uncle is Chief. As his greedy and corrupt nature is exposed at the village meeting, Rhuveneko learns of her father's true nature.
IN MY FATHER'S VILLAGE was written and directed by Tapiwa Kapuya, co-directed by Tawanda Gunda and produced by Tsitsi Dangarembga
I was inspired to write this because I feel every daughter needs to let go of the perfect or even imperfect image they have of their father and pave their own way in this world. Your destiny is yours to carve. Hero or not, your father is just a man...no more, no less...love him anyway.
From the director's statement