SEE ME_ Episode 6_ Where Is My Safe Space

A teenager feels the best way to escape child marriage is to elope to her boyfriend’s place. But this proves to be a case of jumping from the pot and into the fire for her.

  • Charlene Furusa
  • Charlene Furusa
  • Charlene Furusa
  • Sean Mambwere
  • Tafadzwa Furusa
  • Mwenje Mathole
  • Nyasha Zuze
  • Kundai Mabviko
    Key Cast
  • Tawanda Dog-One
    Key Cast
  • Charlene Furusa
    Voice Artist
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    8 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2023
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    English, Shona, South Ndebele
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    Blackmagic RAw
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Director Biography - Charlene Furusa

Charlene Mangweni-Furusa is a storyteller. She is a multi-award winning Zimbabwean media personality, being awarded for her work ranging from theatre, to television.

She is a trained journalist, news anchor, voice artist, as well as stage and television actress, a formidable force on both the stage and on screen. Her film career began on local television in 2009,where she had a lead role in Withered petals, by 2014 she was cast in her first cinema role in Zimbabwean liberation war film, Chinhoyi 7. Which then led to more films such as Netflix’s Cook off, Gonarezhou, Rujeko, Poor cousins.

Her career has spanned from acting to presenting a medical show in 2013, and a construction show in 2015, then a talent search show in 2016 till 2020.

Her voice is a staple across numerous national and international brands ranging from voice ads to live event announcing, audio books, podcasts and news reading on a national station since 2015. In 2022 she was awarded the African female voice artist of the year award at the ladies in media awards.

Charlene’s love for story telling is anchored in film, and this has seen her directing and taking up a lead role in Zimbabwe’s most watched daily telenovela in 2022, Tangled. In 2023, she wrote and directed her first series of short films. She runs a media company alongside her husband, creating visuals for both corporate and private clients.

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Director Statement

See me is a collaborative effort from 5 friends who decided to creatively tell a story. It's based on research, about the hardship HIV Positive young people went through during COVID-19 lockdown in Zimbabwe. The flow from film to dance was an interesting experience for all of us. We hope this film helps shed light on how we treat each other.