Together Super Power
Today a very special film will be screened for the first time, to a worldwide audience at the Adolescence and HIV Conference 2020. TOGETHER SUPERPOWER was created by young people living with HIV from Zvandiri with support from musicians and artists from across Zimbabwe.
Together Super Power was made to remind policy makers, implementers, researchers and communities that young people living with HIV are so much more than a number or a statistic. They are individuals with individual lives and experiences, and they want to be heard!
Young people from Zvandiri worked with singer songwriter Rina Mushonga who had first supported Zvandiri to make ‘ How to Dance’ in 2013. For Together Super Power Rina worked with a group of young people to articulate and share their message, to challenge perceptions of young people living with HIV but to specifically challenge the issue of thinking of young people as data and statistics and ignoring their phenomenal lives. Listen to Rina talking about the making of Together Super Power and the wonderful team of artists and musicians who took part.
Rina wrote and recorded the song with Zvandiri Youth bringing together local artists and musicians to create something so special. Thank you to The Monkey Nuts who brought their unique sound to the project as well as Tariro Kamera and her 12 Hope Choir.
To accompany the song animation studio Dream Box helped to create a truly remarkable animated video that brings the lyrics to life.
Through this song and animated film, young people show their extraordinary superpowers, ready to support other children and young people, and celebrate their own lives, strengths, uniqueness and diversity. They are Superheroes who can do much more than we think.
All of this was possible through the support of UNICEF and the Maruva Trust