Two Women Series II No. 1, 2016 (excerpt)
Total running time: 12:06 minutes / HD / colour
Two women are walking on the shore of Lake Manyara in Tanzania, on March 21st, 2016 in the afternoon. The footage is slowed down to observe the subtleties of their movement.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
In March and November 2016, I made two trips to Lake Manyara, Tanzania. On each occasion I spent several days in the same spot, observing and recording instances that transpired and transformed in front of me.
Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.