Shungu: The Resilience of a People

Apr 30

(Saki Mafundikwa, Zimbabwe, 2009, 54 min)

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Shungu is a compelling narrative of the strategies ordinary people use to survive in Zimbabwe today. The filmmaker takes us on a personal journey offering a rare, intimate insight as the country experiences political turmoil, economic meltdown and health care collapse.

We are drawn into the lives of a 30-something metalsmith and opposition supporter, a staunch government supporter trying to run a farm she took over from a white farmer and a doctor working amid health care collapse. Interwoven throughout is the tumultuous political power struggle and eventual reconciliation between President Robert Mugabe, and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
 
This film gives voice to the hopes and challenges of ordinary people.
 
 

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RSVP HERE to save a seat at "How to Choose Creative Projects," a free discussion with Saki Mafundikwa that takes place from 3-4:30pm the day of the screening.

Local filmmaker Saki Mafundikwa will share about his journey as an artist, and how he chooses projects. He says “I have a specific way of choosing my projects, and it's never about money.” Saki is a designer, design educator, filmmaker, farmer and the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) in Harare. His book Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Afrika, is the first book on Afrikan typography. Read more>

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