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“For how many years have I been doing this with ZIFF?” I just sighed across the office. I’ve just put the phone down with the Zimbabwe International Film Festival. The festival opens on Saturday. They’ve announced the opening film, so at least I know when that one is: The Dreamer from Indonesia, at Avondale 7 Arts, on the 28th of  August 2010 from 6.30pm.

We got an email today from Alliance Francaise which will be hosting some of the films. So I know when those are.

But ZIFF’s programmes haven’t been printed yet, their website has been suspended and they won’t be circulating the programme electronically.

This is ZIFF’s 13th festival, and it’s the third year in a row I’ve battled to get a programme out of them before the event starts. What’s a girl got to do to get a little culture?

One comment to “Programmed to fail”

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