Tsitsi Dangarembga is a writer and director, born in 1959 in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. She studied at Cambridge University (Medicine) and when Zimbabwe was about to become independent in 1980, she returned to Harare to study at the University of Harare (Psychology). Later she made her Diploma at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (German Film and Television Academy Berlin), from 1989-1996, which she completed with distinction. In 1992 she started Nyeria Films, a film production company in Harare, which she heads until today. She is the founder and director of the International Images Film festival for Women, Harare, and member of Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFZ).
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