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Directed byGodwin Mawuru
Produced byJohn Riber
Louise Riber
Written byTsitsi Dangarembga (story)
Louise Riber (screenplay)
StarringJesesi Mungoshi
Anthony Chinyanga
Dominic Kanaventi
Kubi Indi
Oliver Mtukudzi
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Running time
103 minutes

Neria is one of the most popular films in Zimbabwe which starred the late Oliver Mtukudzi and was written by Tsitsi Dangarembga. It was directed by Godwin Mawuru and the screenplay was written by Louise Riber. Jesesi Mungoshi's performance in the film was considered one of the best depictions of her character, a woman struggling with life followin her husband's death. The soundtrack of the movie, also titled Neria, is one of Mtukudzi's most celebrated songs.

The film was funded by Media for Development Trust (MFDT).


The film concerns the inheritance struggles of a woman in the city of Harare when she is widowed after her husband is killed in a road accident. Her husband's older brother, referred to as baba mukuru in Shona tradition, takes advantage of the death of his younger brother and takes the inheritance for himself, depriving the widow Neria and her two children.



Neria Film - by MFDI