Shaina (Shine) is a teenager who has a knack for making something out of nothing and could have a promising future as an engineer, except for the fact that she doesn�t believe in herself. When she and her best friends are faced with a host of grown-up problems - loss of loved ones, unpaid exam fees and the curse of "blessers" - they come close to giving up. Their story is one of forgiveness and friendship, of creating a new family from the people who love you, and of the very real girl power.


Wilmah Munemera, Tadiwanashe Tsitsi Marowa, Gamu Mukwakwami, Tarumbidzwa Chirume, Jesesi Mungoshi, Leroy Gopal, Edmore Sandifolo, Marian Kunonga, Charmaine Mujeri, Tinodiwanashe Chitma, Joylene Malenga, Fadzai Simango

directed by

Beautie Masvaure Alt

director's bio

Beautie Masvaure Alt spent 16 years in the television industry in Southern Africa, starting as a continuity/script supervisor on features and TV dramas, working her way up to directing multi-episode series. She's directed two documentaries for UNICEF Zimbabwe and edited a book project of oral narratives of Zimbabwean lives.


Wanisai Chigwendere


Regan Alsup, Walter Ayres, Harriet Gavshon, Molly Hermann, Siphiwe Hlabangane, Aric Noboa, J.P. Potgieter


97 minutes


Zimbabwe, South Africa


Feature Narrative