Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robbie Hart
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-544-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-824-3
Citizenship and Civics
Awards and Festivals
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Finalist, Vues d'Afrique
Finalist, Concours International Nord-Sud
Best Canadian Short Documentary, Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Special Courage Award, OUTTAKES, Dallas
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
New York Gay & Lesbian Festival
OUTFEST, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Milwaukee Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Milano Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Vancouver Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford
La Lesbian Film Festival, Oakland
Cleveland International Black Gay Film Festival
Reel to Real International Film Festival
Rainmakers, Series 2 Series|
Tina Machida in Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe - Gays and Lesbians
A young woman fights for the rights of gays and lesbians against the odds.
In Zimbabwe, Tina Machida is fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians despite death threats, and a president who calls homosexuals "dogs and pigs". At eighteen, her parents had her raped to change her ways, but Tina has fought on.
The other titles in the series are:
Jesus Tecu Osorio in Guatemala - The son of civil war victims leads a campaign for justice.
Tsuyoshi Inaba in Japan - Working to empower the homeless in Tokyo.
Murrandoo Yanner in Australia - An aborigine leads the battle against multinationals for historic land rights and tradition.
Yildiz Temürtürkan in Turkey - A human rights activist risks everything to protest police repression.
Celso Magumbe in Mozambique - A deaf man fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.
Julie De Varennes in Canada - A former sufferer helps kids coping with cancer; giving them hope and inspiration.