Thenjiwe Nkosi and Meza Weza
Border Farm (2007-2011, 30’) is a docudrama about a group of Zimbabwean “border jumpers” who make their way across the Limpopo River to seek work on farms in the far north of South Africa. It is part of a larger project conceived by director Thenjiwe Nkosi, working with Meza Weza, a Zimbabwean writer, farm worker, and community spokesperson, and a group of migrant farm workers living on the border. Written, performed and crewed in part by the group, Border Farm portrays the many-layered drama of forced migration and raises questions about national borders and their impact on individuals and communities. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Polly Savage (SOAS and RCA).
Friday 28 January 2011, 7 pm, Free
South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
This event is part of CONTEMPORARY AFRICA ON SCREEN, curated by Jennifer Bajorek, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the South London Gallery in partnership with Juma Bah, Community Action Southwark
Supported by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange / Goldsmiths, University of London / Community Action Southwark / Arts Council England / Southwark Council