The Art of Healing

African Short

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This tenderly directed short film provides a portrait of Mozambican textile artist Lizette Chirrime, who was abused as a child. As part of her healing process, Chirrime started upcycling hessian sacks that are normally used for storing and transporting grain. As she stitched the beautifully decorated formerly discarded sacks, she was also stitching herself together: “I was not only recycling the sack – I was recycling myself”.

Cape Town
V&A 6
Sun 3 June / 8pm + Q&A
Labia 1
Thu 7 June / 8pm + Q&A
Labia 3
Sun 10 June / 6pm
Johannesburg
R'bank
Tue 5 June / 6.45pm
Director(s):
Rui Assubuji
Country:
South Africa
Year:
2018
Duration:
18 minutes

Guests

Rui Assubuji Director