The story begins in a small village in Rhodesia, in 1975, as the civil war is hotting up, the lives of two teenage girls are dramatically changed when the father of one them is made prisoner. They join the Liberation army in Mozambique and train on equal terms with men, adopting war names 'Flame' and 'Liberty'. Selected at Director's fortnight - Cannes 1996
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© 1996. JBA Production
The story begins in a small village in Rhodesia (which will became Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980 after years of civil war), when the war is hotting up. The life of two teenage girls are changed when the father of one of them is detained by the Rhodesians. They decide to walk to Mozambique to join the struggle. Life in the camps is harsh. They training on equal terms with the men, take war names « Flame » and « Liberty », and all their place in the common fight. « Flame » is the story of how the independence of a country also became the independence of the women who fight for it.
director INGRID SINCLAIR - authors INGRID SINCLAIR, BARBARA JAGO, PHILIP ROBERTS - producer JACQUES BIDOU - productions JBA PRODUCTION, BLACK & WHITE FILM COMPANY, ON LAND - MARIAN KUNONGA, ULLA MAHAKA - image JOAO COSTA - sound FOUAZI THABET - music PHILIP ROBERTS
"Director's fortnight - Cannes" (France 1996)
"OUA Award, Jury award Southern Africa Film Festival of Harare" (Zimbabwe/France)
"Best Music M’net Film Awards de Cape Town" (South africa 1996)
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