Cook Off!

Zimbabwe’s first feature film is the first to have a slot on Netflix. Its a comedy written and directed by Thomas Brickhill. Perfectly cast the youthful team bring laughter to the screen from a Nation that is currently under a lot of stress. If you don’t have a subscription to Netflix this is a good reason for getting one alongside an increasing range of award winning films from Africa.

The current offerings on Netflix include Queen Sono– a six part first dynamic action series from South Africa and the Atlantics – an award winning film when in Cannes of exceptional cinematic quality, from Senegal. Not forgetting hidden gems such as the African Doctor. If you are still forced to watch movies on a creaking TV, lock-down might be a good opportunity to upgrade to a smart tv and start streaming away from the computer. The BZS will be back. Please watch for the latest BZS Reviews.

BZS Research Day Saturday 13 June 2020

The BZS regrets that the 2020 research day has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The complexities of arranging visas and flights during quarantine proved simply beyond the resources of the Society.

The dates for the 2021 research day have yet to be announced but will almost certainly be at St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the African Studies Centre. The theme for the coming main event is “Migration – People, Ideas and the Arts in Motion”

A full programme is being rebuilt but if you would wish to be a speaker please see the concept note and contact pauline.dodgson@btinternet.com