Kuyenda N'kubvina (Walking is Dancing)

Deborah Stratman

2010 | 00:40:15 | Malawi | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Dance, Documentary, Expedition/Travel, Music

Kuyenda N’kubvina looks at how thought and culture propagate in the slender nation of Malawi. Weaving our way through video halls, book stores, dance floors and radio stations, in cities and small villages, we meet Malawians who traffic in ideas, reflecting the rhythms of Malawian contemporary life. The video was instigated by the filmmaker’s relative ignorance about the people and culture of southeast Africa, and accompanies her as she seeks out individuals and infrastructures that channel and articulate Malawian identity.

“Stratman has a special interest in sound and music and the way this functions in society. She went on a journey through Malawi to discover the rhythm of life there.”

— Amakula Film Festival, Kampala Uganda


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International Film Festival Rotterdam

Exhibitions + Festivals

Festival Cinema Africano, d'Asia e America Latina, Milan, Italy, 2010

Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg, Sweden, 2010

Amakula Festival, Kampala, Uganda, 2010

DocLisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

International Film Festival of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2010

Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL, 2011