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I am Chuma (2020)
Short | 7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

What happens when a disabled, homeless, lesbian woman, whose suppressed traumas of a gang rape and a series of brutal attacks are triggered to resurface, connects to a state of creative "flow" by picking up a stick? I am Chuma explores the...See moreWhat happens when a disabled, homeless, lesbian woman, whose suppressed traumas of a gang rape and a series of brutal attacks are triggered to resurface, connects to a state of creative "flow" by picking up a stick? I am Chuma explores the story of how a young black woman studying at a business college in Cape Town found herself homeless and living rough on a park bench for 3 years. Chuma Somdaka unexpectedly finds her calling as an artist when to survive, she responds to an inner voice and embarks on an empowering journey of awakening and healing, but meets new societal challenges in her yearning to be truly seen and remain connected to her inspired state. See less
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Directors
Wendy Spinks | Clea Mallinson (co-director) (as Clea Mallison)
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Nov 28, 2020 (France)

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