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

The Mourning Citizen

The Mourning Citizen

Trixie Munyama // Namibia // 2020 // 28:47 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) Gift Uzera, Patricia Amoomo, Justina Andreas, West Uarije, Joy Kaperu, Joanne Sitler (Dancers), Justine Thwabi (Actress), Enchanté (Musician), Sam Batola (Guitarist), Raymond Mupfumira (Musician), Chris Eiseb (Drummer), Nesindano Namises (Spoken Word), Isabel Katjavivi (Sculptor), Hildegard Titus (Visuality and Design), Vitjitua Ndjiharine (Visuality and Design), Jacques Mushaandja (Curator and Musical Arrangement), Trixie Munyama (Artistic Director), Tulimeke Shileka (Production Assistant), Jumper Namibia (Video Production) This Performance was part of #LatitudeFestival of Goethe-Institut. Find out more: https://www.goethe.de/prj/lat/de/dtl/pro.cfm?event_id=21875431& Photo: (c) Themba Mbuli

Actor: Gift Uzera, Patricia Amoomo, Justina Andreas, West Uarije, Joy Kaperu, Joanne Sitler, Justine Thwabi

Score: Enchanté, Sam Batola, Raymond Mupfumira


Director: Trixie Munyama

Voice Over: Nesindano Namises

Art Design: Isabel Katjavivi, Hildegard Titus, Vitjitua Ndjiharine

Choreographie: Trixie Munyama

The film is shown in the following programs