AMFM presents,

AMFM presents, "Ulwandle Lushile / Meeting the Tides by Tembisa Jordaan"

2022, Zimbabwe, 10 mins

English— Elderly ladies drag their whole families to the pristine beaches of northern KwaZulu Natal, to join in the festivities of mussel harvest day. With a bucket in hand and a screwdriver, they wake up bright and early and on a spring low tide, they bend their back and carefully dislodge mussels that are big enough to eat. Years ago, these communities were refused access to the mini paradise they call home. The apartheid government relocated them away from paradise, into poverty. This story is about the unheard voices of a traditional fishers and how these changes have affected their lives. This story is about the unheard voices of the traditional coastal communities and what they imagined after the fall of apartheid. A day in the life of a mussel harvester…

Français – Des dames âgées emmènent toute leur famille sur les plages immaculées du nord du KwaZulu Natal pour participer aux festivités du jour de la récolte des moules. Un seau et un tournevis à la main, elles se lèvent tôt et, à marée basse, se penchent sur le dos pour déloger avec précaution les moules suffisamment grosses pour être mangées. Il y a des années, ces communautés se sont vu refuser l’accès au mini paradis qu’elles appellent leur maison. Le gouvernement de l’apartheid les a éloignées du paradis et les a plongées dans la pauvreté. Cette histoire raconte les voix inaudibles des pêcheurs traditionnels et la façon dont ces changements ont affecté leur vie. Cette histoire est celle des voix non entendues des communautés côtières traditionnelles et de ce qu’elles ont imaginé après la chute de l’apartheid. Une journée dans la vie d’un pêcheur de moules…

Time(s)3:00 PM

Date(s)Sep 24, 2023


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