Visit the web documentary in English on: www.ndirande.com/english/
Bezoek de Nederlandse webdocumentaire op www.ndirande.com/nederlands
Five Malawians and a Dutchman produced a web-documentary about everyday life in an African slum. They didn’t emphasize on the problems the residents are experiencing. They highlighted what brings them to the slum or what keeps them in the slum.
In the trailer journalist Salome Disi and cameraman Ernest Phiri are walking through the slum of Ndirande in Malawi. 250 thousand people are living here, in one of the largest shanty towns of southern Africa. Disi and Phiri explore the market, cross the River where the residents are washing their clothes, take a drink in a shabeen and introduce some characters from the web documentary.
By the way, they also introduce the central theme of the web docu: ‘Slums don’t make people poor. People come to the slum because they are poor. In the slum they expect to shake off their poverty.’ This trailer is the introduction video of the 12-piece multimedia production about Ndirande slum.
The creators are journalist Salome Disi, tour guide Saulos Jali, organiser Yamican Thungaye, editor Tracy Thungaye and Cameraman Ernest Phiri of the Malawian multimedia company FlashBlink. All live or were raised in the heart of Ndirande.
The Dutch journalist and philosopher Ralf Bodelier took the initiative and directed the production. For this project, ‘ Slums, engines behind the Development Goals ‘ [ Krottenwijken, motoren achter de ontwikkelingsdoelen ] Bodelier received a gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht, Netherlands.