36th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2020
11 November - 13 December 2020

The Mourning Citizen [opening sequence]

The Mourning Citizen [opening sequence]

Trixie Munyama // Namibia // 2020 // 05:08 min

Performance, Non-Narrative

The Mourning Citizen is an extension of The Mourning, an original body of work conceptualised by Trixie Munyama in 2016. This time around, the work interrogates the underlay of the genocide as a historical focal point which continues to haunt our present. This performance art is an onsite collaboration between various Namibian artists with an immersive artistic intervention featuring visuals, soundscapes and performance art, bringing a personal experience as the audience becomes part of the performance. For the “Latitude” festival, Trixie Munyama and her artistic companions convert the work into a digital format. (by Trixie Munyama) In the short film walk only the opening sequence from "The Mourning Citizen" by Trixie Munyama will be shown, the full film & performance art can be found online at Latitude Festival by Goethe-Institut (https://youtu.be/kYmE0smS-Og). Photo: (c) Andreas Elifas

Score: Enchanté, Sam Batola, Raymond Mupfumira, Chris Eiseb

Director: Trixie Munyama

Voice Over: Nesindano Namises

Choreographie: Trixie Munyama

The film is shown in the following programs