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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.

COMRADES / Rumbi Katedza

Through her films, filmmaker Rumbi Katedza uses the power of visual documentation to tell the human side of the stories of the people of Zimbabwe. Her work tackles the psychological effects of systemic violence and the processes of healing being espoused to deal with trauma. Through film and videos, communities have seen that they are not alone in their struggles, and this is enabling the emergence of a bolder and more outspoken populace, who demand change and more accountability from their leaders. Through her work as a filmmaker, Rumbi Katedza serves as a conduit for people’s stories. She provides a medium to transmit messages, to witness and to amplify voices to a wider audience.

Rumbi Katedza in conversation with Halima Cassells at Bank Suey, Hamtramck, MI 2019