Monday, June 24, 2013

Mufadzi

Mufadzi

It has been a long time since I have last seen Mufadzi. Now we met at a chinese restaurant in Elephant and Castle with 20 other people, therefore it was difficult to engage into one of these long, creative conversations we are used to. We only managed to exchange a few words and at the end I seized the opportunity and took her photo on this bright blue wall. She was chilled, smoking her cigarette and there was a slight breeze moving her scarf; and I actually think that this picture is a good reflection of Mufadzi's personality; She seems calm but there is a a constructive tension hidden behind her still image.

This uneasiness and longing becomes visible on her creative projects, which include a movie about her homeland Zimbabwe. Her movie script, which was based on her personal story, was awarded a prize and gave Mufadzi the opportunity to realise it. Since then Mufadzi has had her two lovely children and therefore paused her film ambitions. But now that she was telling me how excited she is with a creative writing course she undertook, I got that feeling that she will be soon coming up with new projects. And, yes, I do look forward to seeing her unfold her storytelling talent once again. 

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