Film phase: Development
The Other Half Of The African Sky follows filmmaker Tapiwa Chipfupa’s attempts to reconcile her estrangement from her family, triggered by a disagreement over her marriage. Through encounters with other women from all walks of life facing their own predicaments, Tapiwa explores how women hold up their half of the sky under a very constrictive and constantly contradictory environment in this very personal, brutally honest, and intriguing document of the disparities and the vast contradictions that women face in contemporary Zimbabwe. The film gives voice to the hopes, fears, and dreams of Zimbabwe’s women while simultaneously revealing a country in flux.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
The Other Half Of The African Sky is directed by Tapiwa Chipfupa.
Director, writer, and producer Tapiwa Chipfupa is an original, eclectic creative. She worked on various projects in southern Africa before deciding to pursue an Master’s degree from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) in 2015. Tapiwa is an IDFAcademy (2016), Hot Docs (2016), La Fabrique (2016), Berlinale Talents (2015), Durban Talent Campus (2013), and AfricaDocs(2010) alumna and the inaugural winner of the Sundance Institute Spotlight Award (2015), among several others. Her projects have been acquired by broadcasters and won awards worldwide.