Film & TV


An award-winning short film about the harrowing psychological effects of war on a Sudanese asylum seeker in London.

Playing Warriors

When Nyarai finds out that her cousin Nonto is getting married, she and her traditionally challenged friend Maxi, are set into a frenzy at the thought that their time to find ‘Mr. Right’ may be running out! Set in Harare, Playing Warriors is a comedy feature film about women trying to balance the expectations of tradition while being modern and independent in present day Zimbabwe.

The Axe & the Tree

Between April and June 2008, a ‘tsunami of violence’ was visited on the people of Zimbabwe. This film focuses on the experiences of four individuals living in the high density and peri-urban settlements around Harare during the violence that followed the 2008 elections. It explores the impact of the violence on their lives, and their hopes and fears for the future.

Adverts & Commissioned Work

Rumbi has worked with clients in the corporate sector, civil society, advertising and media on diverse campaigns ranging from Sexual and Reproductive Health, to Conflict Resolution and Trauma & Healing to Artistic Collaborations. She provides integral project support in communications, documentation and audio-visual content development. Past clients and partners include:

Action IEHDC/Soul City

African Development Bank

British Council

Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation


International Committee for the Red Cross

Media for Development Trust

Media Matrix

Ndalo Media

Norwegian People’s Aid

Ogojiii Magazine

Pangolin Films

Search for Common Ground

Soul City

Steps for the Future


Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust



 Documentary Feature Film

In the aftermath of a military takeover in Zimbabwe and the subsequent resignation of long-time President Robert Mugabe, two women campaign on independent tickets for positions in the country’s male-dominated legislature. Against the backdrop of clandestine and overt intimidation, they bravely fight for change in a ‘new Zimbabwe’. The film is looking for post-production funds.