Mother's day (Kare Kare Zvako)

  • Mother's day (Kare Kare Zvako)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : La Fête des mères
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 30 (in minutes)

Drought has struck. Father pushes his wife away from the family dinner of termites. In anger, when mother challenges him, he digs a pit with a brutal purpose, but little does he suspect that Mother can retaliate just as powerfully. Based on an old Shona folk tale and rendered as a musical celebrating a diversity of contemporary Zimbabwean music, Mother's Day is the newest and most exciting motion picture development to come out of Zimbabwe.

With the wonderful voice of Prudence Katomeni.

Kare Kare Zvako - Mother's Day won the Short Film Award at it's premiere at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2004.

Selected at the Sundance Film Festival 2005.

produced by Pangolin Films & Nyerai Films, 2004

directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga
drama, 30 min, 35 mm, Dolby SR
Shona with Subtitles in English & French


1 files


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of