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Title:African Shorts Documentary Project 'Love'
Editors:Pululu, Makela
Kambandu, MaliISNI
Ndasowa, VillantISNI
Meck, Dorothy
Levitan, Joanne
Year:2008
Language:English
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:Encounters
Geographic terms:South Africa
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Malawi
Subjects:interpersonal relations
gender relations
traditional music
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:Contains five African shorts on the theme 'Love'. 'Dear Morris' (South Africa): For 9 years director Levitan had an intense relationship with a pen-pal named Morris. When, finally, she flew to America to meet him for the first time he never appeared. She never heard from him again. Dear Morris is an intensely intimate and personal film through which Levitan tries solving the mystery of Morris and finally letting go of him. 'Old time love longtime love' (Zambia/South Africa): Director Kambandu is scared of marriage believing that it no longer has relevance, that it may even change the nature of her loving relationship. Her boyfriend disagrees. In this film she explores why she should consider marriage by consulting with old couples whose marriages have lasted, and failed, and why there are still so many weddings every weekend! 'Mbira, my love' (Zimbabwe/South Africa): Traditional values clash with modernity, and it seems as though the younger generation has lost touch with its cultural identity. This space is being reclaimed by American-born Zimbabwean musician Chiwoniso 'Chii' Maraire, who has embraced Zimbabwean music traditions and is determined to make them appealing to the youth. 'Silent response' (South Africa): Director Pululu is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who lost contact with his son when in 2005 Mark walked out the door of their Sea Point flat, choosing to live on the streets. Since then Mark has written to his father asking for forgiveness and this film is Pululu's response. 'Where my heart belongs' (Malawi/South Africa): Jen, a Briton, came to Malawi on holiday and finding love in the small fishing village of Chembe, on the shores ofLake Malawi, was not something that she expected. Mateyu (Mathew) is a fisherman, and now Chembe is her second home. Despite all the problems they face she is determined to fit into a society that is not ready to accept her as one of their own. Only love will see her through. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]
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