Focusing on the growing problem of children living in hardship - especially as a result of AIDS - the film follows the abrupt journey of two children into a world of adult responsibility. Itayi and Tamari are devastated following the death of both parents, shunned by family and friends, and left with nothing. Frustrated and in despair, Itayi tries his luck in the big city, leaving Tamari at home to look after herself and her younger brothers and sisters.
with Elizjah Madzikatire, Nomsa Mlambo, Walter Muparutsa
Directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga
90 minutes, 1996, Zimbabwe, Drama, in English.
produced by Jonny Persey, John Riber, and Ben Zulu for Media for Development Trust
screenplay by John Riber, Andrew Whaley, and Tsitsi Dangaremgba from the story by Shimmer Chinodya;
cinematography by Patrick Lindsell;
music by Keith Farquharson;
edited by Louise Riber;
with Nomasa Mlambo (Tamari),
Thulani Sandhla (Itai),
Casey Mugabe (Nhamo),
Victoria Yuyeqaba (Norah),
Walter Muparutsa (Uncle Ozias),
Elijah Madzikatire (Shaghi),
Nkululeko E. "Chunky" Phiri (Thabiso),
Killness Nyati (Ambuya Matongo),
Peligia Viaji (Ketiwe),
Simon Shumba (Pastor Phiri),
Peter Kampera (Zato),
Angeline Musasiwa (Social Worker).
Producer: Media for Development Trust
in conjuction with Development for Self-Reliance
35mm rental available from
Development Through Self Reliance
EVERYONE'S CHILD Soundtrack (1996)
The soundtrack album for the 1995 feature film. Tracks listed below without attribution are instrumentals by the film's music director Keith Farquharson.
Tracks: Everyone's Child [Chiwoniso Maraire]; I'm Hungry [Keith Farquharson]; Tamari [Chunky Phiri]; Shiri Yakangwara/Clever Bird [Leonard Dembo]; Zindoga/On My Own [Andy Brown and the Storm]; I Have a Sister; Mukondombera [Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited]; Big Town; Character [Prince Tendai Mupfurutsa and Midnight Magic]; Are You Uncle Jimmy?; Mugove/Reward [Leonard Zhakata]; I've Come For You Now; I'd Rather Be a Gangster [Laygwan Sharkey]; She Needs You; Love Isn't Easy [Louie]; Ketiwe's Funeral Song [Chiwoniso Maraire]; The Fire; Nhamo's Funeral Song [Chiwoniso Maraire]. (71:38)
Available from Dandemutande,
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- CD (170-C) $16.00 - Tape (170-T) $11.00 -
(The track Big Town appears on the CD but not the cassette.)
The film was shot on location in urban Harare (Zimbabwe's capital) and rural Domboshawa between October 23, and December 6, 1995.
Source : http://spot.pcc.edu/~mdembrow/everyones.htm