YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM THE TRUTH
UNITED KINGDOM - ZIMBABWE 28 MIN
Twenty years ago blind musician Daniel Gonora was the leader of Zimbabwe’s largest touring group, the Jairos Jiri band. Daniel is one of three surviving band members out of thirty-two, the rest died of Aids. To feed his poverty-stricken family, Daniel now plays music on the streets of Zimbabwe with his young gifted son Isaac on Drums. You Can’t Hide From The Truth is a musical documentary about Isaac and his father Daniel struggling to make ends meet in Zimbabwe’s harsh political and economic environment. Their relationship is put to the test when Daniel pursues past dreams that could affect Isaac’s future reality.
A.a.V Amasi, a Zimbabwean documentary film maker making films that tell the African stories both home and abroad. His latest short film, We Are Here, looks at African immigrants and how they are received in today's Europe through different characters perspectives. A.a.V. lives in England and is a graduate of the UK National Film and and Television School.
- DOK Leipzig, Germany 2016
- World Film Festival in Tartu, Estonia 2017
- Docudays, Ukraine 2017
The concept of the film was to make a non-political film in Zimbabwe that shows the hardships ordinary people are enduring in the Country. To follow individuals struggling to survive but with aspirational dreams.
Short Competition 2017