Zimbabwe: Harare International Festival of Arts goes into documentary

By Alfred Tembo – Harare International Arts Festivals (HIFA) continues to draws international attention. Speaking to Shout-Africa.com a United Kingdom based documentary filmmaker, said HIFA has the international substance that the world raring to go to be part of. “As a film maker, through experience, l found the pleasure in documenting HIFA.

Agniesjka Piotrowska

Agniesjka Piotrowska

This enlightens people in other parts of the world on what Zimbabwe has, in terms of arts tourism. HIFA’s international reputable texture can be compared to other international festivals in Europe” said Agniesjka Piotrowska

The Polish extracted filmmaker said, “After all HIFA is unique and exceptional, for the reason that it is well organized and well coordinated, which are the essence for great projects world over” Postrowska noted.

The documentary is simply going to reflect on the artistic and creative energy that has facilitated for Zimbabwe become a well recognized melting pot of artistic work. However apart of having such prestigious arts event in the country, Zimbabwe has what it takes in affording tourism to feed into the growth of art industry.

HIFA Zimbabwe“l have been in Zimbabwe on several occasions, and l have travelled to Lake Kariba. These are facilities that can support the development of arts industry; they have the sceneries and facilities.”

Piostrowska who visited a courtesy of British Council, to facilitate for film training programs in Zimbabwe.

The award winner said she grew up, in Poland under the Totalitarian regime, and her continuously quest for a path way that would liberate her feel.  The felling for wanting more pushed the filmmaker to securing filming as her means to communicate her childhood dream and experiences, what has become her life career.

“It is that personal relationship, to unearth between the truth and lies that drive me to creating films. There are picture in my films that really depicts and reminds me of the past l attempt to escape day in day out.” said Postrowska on her films.