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Zimbabwean Documentary ‘Two Good Hearts’ Selected For Silicon Valley Film Festival

Zimbabwean Documentary ‘Two Good Hearts’ Selected For Silicon Valley Film Festival
The film follows Zimbabwean identical twins Everson and Everlet Nyamhere who are on their mission is to bring change in people’s lives by sharing the little at hand with the highly impoverished within their community.

The directors of ‘Two Good Hearts’ are excited to announce that their documentary film has been selected for the 12th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival which will be held from 8th to 10th October in San Franciso, USA.

The film was directed by documentary filmmaker and video artist Thomas Muziyirwa and this is his third feature film.

The film follows Zimbabwean identical twins Everson and Everlet Nyamhere who are on their mission is to bring change in people’s lives by sharing the little at hand with the highly impoverished within their community. In a world where selfishness and greed have become the norm, the brothers resorted to a simple life in order to help the orphanage and the marginalised in their society.

However, a tragic death separates them as Everlet is struck by lightning.

Everson and Everlet Nyamhere As seen in the Documentary

Silicon Valley African Film Festival share a journey across the vast richness of the African Continent and its diaspora through the lenses of its seasoned and emerging filmmakers. Due to the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will present a hybrid (in-person and online) festival this year.

This year’s Silicon Valley African Film Festival celebrates 12 years of Connecting Communities, Cultures and Continents with a brilliant line-up of over 80 films from 30+ countries, all sharing the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa and its diaspora.

Over 50% of the films in the festival this year will be World or North America premieres.

Thomas Muziyirwa was born in 1987 in Rusape, Zimbabwe.
 Having trained in video and design in 2011-2012, Muziyirwa’s practice spans documentary filmmaking, animation and video.

Despite different media and approaches, the themes in his work are invariably and intensely and empathetically involved with the lives of the people of Zimbabwe, the most vulnerable and most affected by social, economic and political strife. While his documentaries confront the pain points directly, animation and video are opportunities for more layered and lyrical views, playing with metaphor and humour.

Muziyirwa’s work has been shown at numerous international festivals and exhibitions including Zimbabwe International Film Festival (2013), Video Nomad at Dakar Biennale 2014, Infect the City festival, Cape Town, South Africa (2015), Analogue Eye, National Arts Festival in Grahamstown South Africa (2015) and Weiner Festwochen, Vienna Austria (2015), Subabienale Dakar OFF, Senegal(2016) and Another Antipodes/urban axis, Perth, Australia (2017).

Two Good Hearts was premiered in Egypt in March 2021 during the 10th Luxor Africa Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Long Documentary film Competition.

Check Out The Two Good Hearts, Till Death Do Us Part Documentary Film Official Trailer

ImChris Charamba

Head Storyteller/Critic at Large in Culture at Enthuse Afrika

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