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"In Other Words_Adrian S and Zimkids"

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I thought it was time to revisit some of my humanitarian shows. Adrian Suskin has been living in this country for well over twenty years, but he was born and raised in Zimbabwe.  It was very painful to him to watch what became of his country.  In this show, he talks about what has happened to the country – good and bad – since Robert Mugabe took office.  
Did you know Zimbabwe used to be known as the Breadbasket of Africa?  And they had a literacy rate of 98%.  98%!   But then, farms that had fed Zimbabwe, and helped other countries, and housed thousands of people and educated their children, now produce next to nothing and employ next to no one.  

Adrian and some friends set up Zimkids, an orphans village.  They feed and educate them, teach them usable skills, all kinds of great stuff.  Adrian is also a cancer survivor several times over and just won't quit.  

In this show, we make reference to a couple of movies and I got the actors a little mixed up. Djimon Hounsou was in Blood Diamond, as Adrian says.  He was not in the TV movie, Master Harold And The Boys, as I said.  That was Zakes Mokae.