Safe Space

Today’s Two Words: Safe Space

In this episode I discuss how I handled creative, business, emotional and cultural safety during the making of my film Gugu naGogo. I also give special thanks to some of the black and African women who have supported me and my project along the way.

  • Karine Larché – costume designer
  • Ratidzo Mambo – actor, producer
  • Portia Jamu – set nurse
  • Rufaro Ndoro – actor
  • Aunty Emily Chifadza – community elder, actor
  • Aunty Vongai Nzenza – community elder, actor
  • Dorcas Maphakela – creative producer, writer, stylist
  • Judith Mari – actor, makeup artist, stylist
  • Mars Williamson – colourist, editor
  • Jacqui Kairu – singer
  • Karena Bravo – visual artist, graphic designer
  • Vimbai Nenzou – actor, writer, producer
  • Amanda Mudege-Fleischer – podcaster, stylist
  • Florence Matemadombo – voice actor
  • Thembi Brooking – community advocate, entrepreneur
  • Molinda Dzangare – fashion stylist
  • Hawanatu Bangura – filmmaker
  • Albertina Ncube – filmmaker, photographer
  • Rumbi Mutezo – actor, artist
  • Tariro Mukando – social media and marketing consultant
  • Tewabech Tesfay – community member, actor
  • Yandisa Xundu – community advocate, social worker
  • Tendai Mhasho – community advocate
  • Audrey – my therapist
  • Maria Mbudzi – my mother

Top row (l-r): Vimbai Nenzou, Florence Matemadombo

Middle row (l-r): Amanda Mudege-Fleischer, Judith Mari, Taku Mbudzi, Yandisa Xundu, Karine Larché

Bottom row (l-r): Ruvimbo Ndoro, Ratidzo Mambo, Jacqui Kairu, Aunty Vongai Nzenza, Dorcas Maphakela

Photos by Rukietu C.

Watch Gugu naGogo on Sun 20 November on ABC ME and iview.