Above: Digital version of the 18×24 poster by MCAD student Ted Guerrero for
Saki Mafundikwa’s Shungu, The Resilience of a People (2009).
Northern-most academic premiere at MCAD, April 8, 1:00PM.
Thanks to contributions by Student Activities Coordinator Megan Leafblad and Design Department Chair Bernard Canniffe, we are honored and delighted to be welcoming Saki Mafundikwa to our campus next week for the ‘northern-most’ academic premiere of his inspiring film about life in contemporary Zimbabwe.
Saki is the founder and director of ZIVA, the Zimbabwe Institute for Vigital Arts in Harare. ZIVA is already more than an inspiration to design educators and students worldwide, and Shungu will only extend Saki’s reputation as one of the most generous, selfless, and enlightened teachers working in our field today.
Directed, filmed and movingly narrated by Saki himself, Shungu will humble and inspire. From the film’s website: “Shungu is a compelling narrative of the strategies ordinary people use to survive in Zimbabwe today. Lyrically photographed, 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. ” Shungu has premiered at the IDFA in Amsterdam, Holland (November, 2009), and recently at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece (March, 2010).
Special thanks to our squad of MCAD student volunteers, Jenny Tondera, Amalia Nicholson, Ted Guerrero, and Eric Gorvin, who all contributed their valuable time and effort. We are screenprinting Ted’s poster and hope to make these available to raise funds for some of the film’s main subjects. DVD versions of the film will also be
available for sale. More contact information at Shungu – The Film.
All are welcome! The event is free and open to the public.
MCAD April 8, 2010. Auditorium 150, 1PM.