BUILDING A TRANS FEMINIST ARCHIVE IN MOZAMBIQUE
Caio Simões de Araújo and Aghi
A visual essay focusing on the lives of 6 activists in an emerging transgender movement in Mozambique called Transformar. The movement is an NGO that focuses on trans-peoples lived experiences, struggles, perspectives and aims to bridge the gap between the mainstream feminist, LGBT movements and the spaces where Transgender lives are side-lined.
The project is a reclamation of retelling trans-feminist histories and an attempt at creating an archive of a marginalised past and lending ongoing support to the present struggles.
Stemming from the notion of widening our perspective of African womanhood, undoing gender binaries and re-imagining sexuality the participants on this project are tasked to think about femininity, gender, sexuality and intimacy. They do this as they live their femininity and womanhood; as they imagine new forms of feminist and queer politics and as they think about the past and imagine new possibilities for the future.
LABOUR OF OUR HANDS
“Labour of Our Hands” is a poetic reflection of women’s labour. The film contains photographic stills and audio of the women’s working environment wherever or whatever it is. The term ''work'' in the film can be paid or unpaid labour example emotional labour or domestic etc.
The different women-based in Dar es salaam will share their individual accounts of days of their lives through the work of their hands. The film progress as different women pass the torch to each other. The women weave a ''song'' about their long tiring days, unrequited verse requited love for their jobs, formal or non-formal.
AFRICAN WOMEN IN CONSERVATION
This documentary follows the story of Megan Rose Francis a marine conservationist along the coastlines of South Africa. From childhood she was always fascinated with the sea and sea life and she cultivated this passion and curiosity into her work today. Her work focuses on working with local communities to get them involved in cleaning the environment and research as well as sharing knowledge about the sea and encouraging green thinking.