Gonarezhou the movie goes international

By John Nhandara

ZIMBABWE’s award-winning anti-poaching film Gonarezhou is set to be premiered in Kigali, Rwanda next month during celebrations to mark World Wildlife Day.

The award-winning film, which was directed by Sydney Taivavashe and produced with the assistance of the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wild Authority (ZIMPARKS), will be premiered in Rwanda on World Wildlife day next week on March 3.

The film seeks to raise awareness on anti-poaching activities and human trafficking.

The 2019 film tracks the life of an honourable rural man named, Zulu who battles living in a village with a large animal population and his misfortunes force him to join an anti-poaching gang.

In 2020, Gonarezhou came out tops in the best first feature narrative category at the prestigious Pan African film festival held in Los Angeles, USA.

The theme for this year’s World Wildlife Day is Forest and livelihoods, sustaining people and the planet.