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Ingrid Sinclair | Zimbabwe | 1996 | 90 min.
Flame is the dramatic saga of two friends who grow into young womanhood in a village in rural Rhodesia. One dreams of college while the other primps and hopes for a happy marriage. When the war for independence comes, the newly named Liberty and Flame fight alongside other "daughters of Zimbabwe." After the revolution, one-time warrior Flame finds herself back in the country, married to a drunk and demoted to women's work. In a painful reunion, she and Liberty, now a successful citygirl, share the straight scoop on postwar realities. A strong take on modern womanhood that never loses sight of the complexities of liberation -- political and personal.
DIRECTOR: Ingrid Sinclair
WRITERS: Ingrid Sinclair with Barbara Jago and Philip Roberts
PRODUCERS: Simon Bright, Joel Phiri
CO-PRODUCERS: Jacques Bidou, Bridget Oickering
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Joao Costa
New York Premiere, 1997 Human Rights Watch Festival. Winner, 1997 Nestor Almendros Prize. Distributed by Ingrid Sinclair/ Simon Bright, No address available, Tel: 011-263-4-727-495 / 708-426 Fax: 011-263-4-708-425, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (best way to contact!!)
Ingrid Sinclair studied English literature and medicine before becoming a filmmaker. Always a fighter for people's rights, she became an activist within the independent film sector, both as a filmmaker and through the work she has done in building the independent production sector in Zimbabwe. Alternating in her role as producer and director, her productions have tried to shed light on the dim and misinformed picture of Zimbabwe and the surrounding region. Corridors of Freedom, Limpopo Line, and The Sanctions Debate all showed how people were affected by the political and economic situation in the region. Most recently, Sinclair has turned to cultural issues, directing Bird From Another World, about the work of two Zimbabwean sculptors and how it relates to the world of Shona culture.
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