A recent silent protest in front of the president’s office in Colombo was part of an effort to use the new Right to Information law to get the facts on missing persons, voter identification, land rights and other issues. A youth network called AFRIEL facilitated the demonstration and has assisted people in developing more than 1,000 applications under the law.
In the years following independence, Zimbabwe’s film industry was thriving. Now, reduced investment and the recent economic crisis are taking a toll. Even actors with the distinction of being household names are feeling the effects.