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Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit (ZCCD) mission is to educate, archive, and promote the arts and culture of Zimbabwe. Our goal is to encourage strong ties between culture producers and residents in both Zimbabwe and abroad acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between diverse communities.

COMRADE / Charles Mudede 

ZCCD Resident 2019

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, filmmaker, college lecturer, and writer. He is the film editor of the Stranger, a lecturer at Cornish College, and has collaborated with the director Robinson Devor on three films, two of which Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one of which, Zoo, screened at Cannes. In the fall of 2018, he directed his first film, Thin Skin, from a script he wrote with Lindy West and Aham Oluo. He has also written for the New York Times, Cinema Scope, Tank Magazine, e-flux, LA Weekly, Nest Magazine, and C Theory.

Charles Mudede research residence was made possible through the Power House Production and the support by Bank Suey. he spent three weeks researching the community and writing down his thoughts.


Charles Mudede at BankSuey (Hamtramck) discussing his work to the public with Detroit writer, Casey Rocheteau. 

A “braai” at ZCCD in his honor to meet the community.

Cuising the city with a Rolls Royce, Belle Isle, Detroit.