A Zimbabwean film — Transactions — by filmmaker Rumbi Katedza was recently picked as runner-up in the Programmers Choice Awards for Best South African/African Documentary.
An elated Rumbi took to her Facebook to announce her win.
“Transactions was Runner-up in the PROGRAMMERS CHOICE AWARDS for BEST SOUTH AFRICAN/AFRICAN DOCUMENTARY!!! Incredible achievement. Runner-up in the Programmers Choice Awards at Encounters!!! Yassssss!
Prior to winning the award, Rumbi was already celebrating the nomination when she announced on Facebook.
“Excited to let you know that my latest film, Transactions, premieres this week at the Encounters International Documentary Festival in South Africa. Festival info and tickets available from https://www.encounters.co.za ,” she wrote.
About the film, Rumbi said it was a culmination of a four year journey of finding “a solid team of producers – Don Edkins, Tiny Mungwe and Siza Mukwedini – being a part of a pan-African project that features 25 documentary films from 16 African countries, and telling a story close to my heart.”
“Transactions is a story that focuses on the effects of remittances on migrant families. Transactions is a Zimbabwe/South Africa/Germany co-production, shot in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK, with a majority of Zimbabwean crew.
“I am eternally grateful to Frank Malaba and his family, Kiki, Miles, Portia and MaMlilo, for taking this journey with me and sharing their universal story with the world,” she said.