In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, "tumbuka" means "to bloom." This film tells the story of a young man, Tatenda Muchiriri, who is helping the young people in his rural village to blossom into healthy adults, overcoming gender inequality and AIDS.
Documentary film by Robin Truesdale, robintruesdale.com ©2009
Tatenda and Robin received a National Geographic Allroads grant that helped to support the making of this film. We extend our appreciation to Nat Geo, our student crew from the University of Zimbabwe, our host Cosmas Magaya, Ancient-Ways.org, and the people of Mhondoro, Zimbabwe.