Rooted in an ethnographic approach to filmmaking, ‘Zero Zero’ meditates on one family's relationship to identity and belonging.
Adopting the camera as a tool for curiosity, filmmaker Eva-Grace Bor archives cross-generational oral histories from her family, contextualising them within current day Zimbabwe. The film highlights the implicit and nuanced ways the legacy of British colonialism effects sense of self amongst the coloured community. What was the process of becoming ‘coloured’ under Rhodesian rule and what was the cost of the privilege afforded to coloured people in terms of cultural erasure and a sense of belonging.
The BFI Doc Society presents a Try Hard Film
Director | Eva Bor
Editor | Jamie Kataky
Sound Design | Fred Pearson
Colourist | Caroline Moran
Selected and premiered at:
Blackstar Film Festival (2020)
Aesthetica Film Festival (2020)
Hot Springs Film Festival (2020)
London Short Film Festival (2021)
Filmed in Harare, Zimbabwe