The Axe & the Tree: Zimbabwe's Legacy of Political Violence
In 2008, a ‘tsunami of violence’ was visited on the people of Zimbabwe. In the time leading up to the Presidential poll, a campaign of organized violence saw over 300 people assassinated and more than 15,000 serious human rights violations recorded. The Axe and the Tree was shot in difficult circumstances in the second half of 2010, The film focuses on the experiences of four individuals living in urban settlements around Harare, during the violence in 2008. It explores the impact of the violence on their lives, and their hopes and fears for the future.
Production Year: 2010
Director: Rumbi Katedza
Producent: Piers Pigou, David Jammy, Harriet Gavshon, Bruni Burres