Research / Souvenir (Dialogues) (dir. Roger Horn)

Research / Souvenir (Dialogues)

“Research / Souvenir (Dialogues)”, utilizes found Super 8mm footage from Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and audio from ethnographic research gathered among Zimbabwean migrant women in Cape Town, South Africa. Part 1, “Research”, reveals the personal thoughts and challenges faced by researcher/filmmaker Horn in the field. Part 2, “Souvenir (Dialogues)”, offers the research participants an opportunity to question Horn about his choice of souvenirs from the field, providing the political and economic backdrop to the ongoing exodus of Zimbabweans and leads up to the removal of long standing President Robert Mugabe on November 21, 2017.