We are excited to spend an afternoon with Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer, Rumbi Katedza. Rumbi will share excerpts from documentary works in progress, then she and Detroit-based artist/community advocate Halima Cassells will explore the importance of storytelling and visual representation.
Through her films, filmmaker Rumbi Katedza uses the power of visual documentation to tell the human side of the stories of the people of Zimbabwe. Her work tackles the psychological effects of systemic violence and the processes of healing being espoused to deal with trauma. Through film and videos, communities have seen that they are not alone in their struggles, and this is enabling the emergence of a bolder and more outspoken populace, who demand change and more accountability from their leaders. Through her work as a filmmaker, Rumbi Katedza serves as a conduit for people’s stories. She provides a medium to transmit messages, to witness and to amplify voices to a wider audience.
In her upcoming Civic Arts engagement, Rumbi will be sharing excerpts from documentary works in progress, while discussing the importance of storytelling and visual representation.
Bank Suey's Civic Arts Series
This series of gatherings explores creative practice as community building along with the art of formal planning. We'll talk to artists who's practice can be used to shape neighborhood futures and planning professionals who employ more creative strategies in their work. This series will also include non-traditional formats, stepping out beyond lectures and panels into workshops and group arts projects.