FILMMAKER

Mai Jai Films is a boutique production and arts management company founded by Rumbi Katedza in 2008. The company produces narrative and documentary content, as well as convening training workshops for aspiring filmmakers. Mai Jai Films is pioneering a new generation of films and filmmakers from Africa through smart partnerships and creative co-productions. View Mai Jai Films on Vimeo

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.

All Woman

Opening billboard for the variety talk show ‘All Woman’ hosted by Adiona Chidzonga, Nyaradzo Viki-Mavindidze, Tendai Karonga and R Tendo Tapiwa.

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

Hivos

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

UNICEF

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust

WORK IN PROGRESS

Legislators

 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.