WFOZ backs filmmaker Ranganawa

THE Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ) have admitted the prevalence of sexual harassment of women in the film industry and thrown their weight behind efforts by scriptwriter Amanda Ranganawa, who is pursuing a legal case against Mirazvo Productions filmmakers Shem and Mike Zemura.

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO

WFOZ spokesperson Rudo Chakanyuka yesterday told NewsDay Life & Style that her organisation would respect the outcome of the investigations.

“We are not involved in the investigations. We believe Amanda has taken the legal route on the matter and we will respectfully wait for the outcome of official investigations to be conducted by the relevant bodies,” she said.

“We simply could not remain silent, as this involves a woman in film and it’s something that affects women from all walks of life.”

Chakanyuka said in a statement they were concerned about the alleged sexual exploitation of women in the industry.

“Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe notes with concern the allegations of sexual harassment by Shem and Mike Zemura by Amanda Ranganawa. While the veracity of the facts is still being weighed, WFOZ notes that sexual harassment is prevalent in the industry,” she said.

2 Comments

  1. Hama dzangu ask anyone in the streets of Mutare this Dangamvura outdated bitch is no news in Manicaland we are tired of her otherwise entertain her at owners risk muchazondibvunza kuti Mutape waitinyi just mark my words. Amanda mupi wepoto zvake uyu haaa tibvireipo vakadzi vakuru vane kudzasi kwakazara mvere nhema. Amanda ndomuzivira paCourtauld Theatre in Mutare apo akadzingwa nekukonzeresa she once worked for Esau Mupfumi i think you all Mupfumi zvaanogona kuvakadzi ladies and gents Amanda arikutsvaga nzira dzekuzivikanwa nadzo azowana kunyengwa nevane mari chete kajoki hako kapera muto she is not an artist. Its a tricky my folks to market you like this who is Amanda in the industry without these crazy creation ko ndiyani angamuzive listen to her shit muchaneta nako kamusakana kemanheza aka

  2. It’s high time these abusive filmmakers are brought to book. Taneta nekushaya mikana mufilm industry simply because we’ve turned down sexual advances from these people. And it’s not just them, Vakawanda varikuzviita and tovaziva nemazita

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