Black President – Zimbabwe

Documentary Film

  • Date: Saturday – 19th March 2016
  • Time: 4pm
  • Venue: Museum Main Hall

Black Presidents follows the story of Zimbabwean artist Kudzunai Chiurai as he develops his newest art exhibit, called ‘State of the Nation.’ In Mpumi’s words: In this film we question the responsibility of African artists in an ever more globalized universe, where we maybe find ourselves “playing catch up” to the West as opposed to following our own paths. Are we victims of our past – forever beholden to our so called arrested development or is our superpower our burden? Will we ever be truly free to express without having to necessarily represent all our people in our every breath or is the need to be that kind of free simply irresponsible?”

  • Director: Mpumelelo Mcata
  • Duration: 86 min
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Country:  Zimbabwe
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The Amakula International Film Festival is presented by Bayimba Cultural Foundation in partnership with The DOEN Foundation, Africalia, Kampala Film School and the Uganda Museum.