Workshop #2: 16mm Hand Animation

Workshop #2: 16mm Hand Animation

An inspiring second workshop was a huge success at Kasambwe Primary School. Working with our target group of disabled and orphaned children. Cassandra and her counterpart Evance, Kabudula Hospital’s HIV/AIDS Counselor Coordinator, taught twenty-five curious little bodies about HIV prevention and the magic of 16mm film stock. They were receptive to the important health information … Continue reading

Workshop #1: 16mm Magazine Transfer

Workshop #1: 16mm Magazine Transfer

From Outpost Kabudula: Here in Kabudula, all things Kudzidalira limodzi are officially in motion! Our supplies arrived just in time for our first workshop, which was held on January 20th at Kabudula Secondary School’s newly constructed library. It was a Sunday afternoon, and the hymns of a local church choir were young children peering through an … Continue reading

Preview: 16mm Magazine Transfer

Preview: 16mm Magazine Transfer

No downtime for Cassandra, either! The first workshop went beautifully. Thirty young women participated through the KEEP Scholars program and helped to make these beautiful films (they’re about halfway finished at this point). We’ve got a full report coming soon. In the meantime, have you got films of your own? Our call for entries is still … Continue reading

Official & Officially Open for Entries

Official & Officially Open for Entries

Folks, we are Official. That’s right, we’re social media certified. Check out our Facebook page! Like Us on Facebook! And coinciding with the launch of our new page, we’re officially opening the call for entries for Open Eyes Film Festival. This year’s theme is Visions of World Health. So come one, come all ye filmmakers and … Continue reading

From Kabudula, With Hope

From Kabudula, With Hope

From Outpost Kabudula: Rainy season is a prayer answered among a community of farmers. With last years harvest producing little surplus, many families continue on in a perpetual state of hunger. There is little they can do, hold labor and pray. The color green, in any shade, brings a certain flush to tired faces; the … Continue reading

Kudzidalira GO!

Kudzidalira GO!

Supplies for 16mm animation workshop have arrived! Check out this box of goodness, which will be making its way to Malawi in January for the first round of workshops with the kids in Cassandra’s village. With these markers, ink, hole punches and exacto knives, kids who’ve never even seen a blockbuster movie on the big … Continue reading

Welcome / A Bit About Us

Welcome / A Bit About Us

Hello, and welcome to the shiny new blog for Kudzidalira: A Community Film Initiative! We are two friends and film school graduates who are combining our love of the creative with a desire to bring art and community to others. Malawian-counterpart Cassandra has been working with community organizations in Kabudula, Malawi to partner on filmmaking … Continue reading