Shungu / The Resilience of a People

A film by Saki Mafundikwa.

ted_guerrero_mcad_shungu_poster

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.




12 Responses to “Shungu / The Resilience of a People”

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Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 02 10 at 10:18 PM

Incredibly excited to welcome Saki Mafundikwa next week. Special thanks to our @MCAD volunteers. http://ow.ly/1ucHM

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 02 10 at 10:43 PM

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Accommodation Zimb added these words on Apr 02 10 at 11:41 PM

RT @geotypografika Incredibly excited to welcome Saki Mafundikwa next week. Special thanks to our @MCAD volunteers. http://ow.ly/1ucHM

Jenny Tondera added these words on Apr 04 10 at 8:53 AM

Official MCAD Facebook invite page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115612598453319&ref=nf

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 06 10 at 7:46 AM

The film made it American premiere this evening at Central Michigan University.
http://www.cmich.edu/x26574.xml

Jonathon Russell added these words on Apr 06 10 at 7:17 PM

Thanks for this, I stand corrected (and have updated the post). But we are farther north than you! Somehow I remember someone saying something… :-)

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 06 10 at 7:42 PM

No problem, it is an amazing piece of work. You will enjoy it.

Jonathon Russell added these words on Apr 06 10 at 8:19 PM

The screener has truly moved our band of volunteers, we are eagerly spreading the word.

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 06 10 at 8:26 PM

Erik + all else involved,
Thanks so much for bringing Saki and the film to MCAD. We’re all so fortunate. I found the entire experience to be incredibly poignant.

kindra added these words on Apr 08 10 at 10:27 PM

You are so kind to write, Kindra! It’s all because of a conversation between Megan and Bern, and one email about a certain baby. :-)

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 08 10 at 11:20 PM

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