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Great Trading Empires of Africa, in Development

January 1st, 2018
Great Trading Empires of Africa, in Development

Zimmedia is now working with Creative Native and Cultural Advocates Caucus to develop a cross platform interactive project bringing to life the Great Trading Empires of Africa. This is the dramatic story of the building of the ancient empires of Africa and their global trading networks. Formatted as a TV series linked to interactive social

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Research position at Bristol University

February 24th, 2016

Simon Bright is currently a visiting research fellow in the History Department at the University of Bristol. This provides a base to continue his historical and archaeological research for his proposed series ‘Great Trading Empires of Africa’. In addition it offers the opportunity to give talks and lectures and engage in discussion  with colleagues and

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On the Frontline exhibition of photographs and film at Nelson Mandela Foundation Johannesburg.

January 8th, 2016

The Foundation commissioned Zimmedia to curate “On the Frontline: a photographic exhibition showing invasion and cross border attacks by apartheid South Africa on the Frontline States, and how their resistance and support helped overthrow Apartheid. Graca Machel opened the exhibition and used her speech to reflect on how current South Africa xenophobia against migrants from

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Biopiracy selected for Alimenterre Film Festival

May 25th, 2015
Biopiracy selected for Alimenterre Film Festival

Ingrid Sinclair’s film Biopiracy: Who Owns Life? has just been selected for the Alimenterre Documentary Film Festival. It will be screened in up to 100 venues including public cinemas, schools and NGOs in France, Poland and all over West Africa.

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Open Forum

June 1st, 2012
Open Forum

  Simon Bright recently screened Robert Mugabe… What Happened? at the 2012 Open Forum, a conference run by the Africa Foundations of the Open Society on the theme of ‘Money, Power and Sex: The paradox of unequal growth.’ The screening was followed by a lively discussion on the possibilities for development, growth and democracy in Africa,

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Mugabe Film screens in New York

May 30th, 2012
Mugabe Film screens in New York

Robert Mugabe… What Happened? had its first screening in the United States last week at the New York Institute of Technology. Director Simon Bright was invited over to attend a panel discussion that included political exile and Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo (pictured). The screening was a great success, and was hopefully just the first of

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Zimmedia

Zimmedia is an award winning film company that produces fiction and documentary films on a wide range of subjects through arts and culture to politics and human rights. We produce and direct films for international television and cinema audiences, as well as NGO and corporate clients. Founded in Zimbabwe, we are now based in South Africa and the UK.