WriterTsitsi Dangarembga, Louise Riber Release date1993 (1993) CastAnthony Chinyanga (Mr. Chigwanzi), Kubi Indi (Connie), Dominic Kanaventi (Phineas), Manyika Kangai (Shingi) Similar moviesA World Apart (1988), Tsitsi Dangarembga wrote the story for Neria and directed Everyones Child, The Gospel (2005), Cry Freedom (1987)
Neria is a Zimbabwean film made in 1993, written by the novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga. It is directed by Godwin Mawuru and the screenplay was written by Louise Riber. It is the highest-grossing film in Zimbabwean history.
The film concerns the struggles of a woman in a suburb of the capital; Harare, Warren Park, in Zimbabwe when she is widowed after her husband is killed in an accident. Her husband's older brother takes advantage of the death of his younger brother, and uses the inheritance for self-benefit at the expense of Neria and her two children.The movie was well crafted and amazingly had one of the best picture quality of that time. Oliver Mtukudzi's fame was increased even more and the sound track neria remains one of the most celebrated Zimbabwean songs. r The soundtrack of the film was sung by Oliver Mtukudzi.