Weavers | Leo Paul
In Malawi, baskets, furniture and other tools were woven with bamboo, blue gum, rattan and mulaza leaves (a type of palm) before most of the population switched to using plastic. These traditions are preserved through trade. I interviewed artisans in Lirangwe through People of the Sun- a company who facilitates international trade and offers equal opportunities to men and women. I focused on the women’s voices, with an audio developed around them. The 2D digital rotoscoped animation of the women and the “weaver” birds who build intricate, tunneling nests in the trees above them are abstract interpretations of the experience.
Voices- Innocent Nyambalo Rosemary Davis, Harry, Enifa, Edina, Ellen Pilirani, Hendrina, Weavers Anonymous
Sound Mix- Doug Patterson