Award-winning Zimbabwean filmmaker Joe Njagu to work with Bedfordshire University

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015


Award winning Zimbabwean filmmaker, Joe Njagu is in the UK to work with Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska, a leading academic at the University of Bedfordshire and an acclaimed filmmaker.

The visit is part of an ongoing collaborative work between the two artists. Joe Njagu was the recipient of the Best Director's Award at the International American Film Festival in 2012 for his acclaimed feature film The Gentleman.

Mr Njagu and Dr Piotrowska are currently working on an edit of an experimental drama documentary shot earlier this year in Zimbabwe and connected to the play which Dr Piotrowska produced and directed for the Harare International Festival of the Arts in May 2014.

The play entitled Lovers in Time, was written by Blessing Hungwe, and was named the ‘most controversial production’ during the festival.   Dr Piotrowska said: “Joe Njagu was both my co-producer and the Director of Photography during the shoot of the film which is now in post production. It is very exciting to continue this collaboration beyond the experience of the shoot in Zimbabwe and it is wonderful to be able to host Joe here in the UK. His input to the film is invaluable.”


Cast from Lovers in Time

Mr Njagu added: “I am delighted to be able to assist Agnieszka with the edit of this exciting film.  She and I are developing other projects too with a number of collaborators in Zimbabwe and in Europe.”


Source | The University of Bedfordshire

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