Rumbi Katedza

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Rumbi Katedza is a Harare-based filmmaker and writer, who produces independent fiction and documentary content through her production company, Mai Jai Films. Rumbi has directed numerous TV series, films, music videos and segments for broadcasters that include BBC, Al Jazeera, Arte and Apple TV.

Her film credits include the award-winning short film Asylum, TV drama Big House, small house and feature film Playing Warriors, all of which have been broadcast across Africa and screened at film festivals around the world. In 2011, her documentary about survivors of election violence in Zimbabwe, The Axe and the Tree, was launched by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

Rumbi is a former Festival Director of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival. From 2019-2020 she was the JMD Manyika Fellow at the illustrious Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and an Honorary Fellow at the Film Study Center at Harvard University.

Most recently her documentary Transactions won Best Zimbabwean Documentary at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival, was Runner Up in the Best African Documentary section at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival and was nominated for the German Grimme Prize and for Best Documentary at the African Movie Academy Awards.


Transactions Director

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