We Are Still Here
“If you are a maid or a gardener you are still dependent on a master. That kind of mentality ruined us. For the last many years we have been colonised by our own. It’s our generation's challenge to change that” says Stanley, a young farmer from Harare. A country, known for decades of economic hardship and political oppression under Robert Mugabe’s 37 years of dictatorship, and one of the last countries in Africa to gain independence in 1980. 'We Are Still Here' is a visual investigation into the collective spirit - zeitgeist - of a young nation highly underreported due to a tightly closed media space. In July 2018, after Mugabe’s fall, a new government took over giving hope for change. This project is driven by the curiosity to understand the postcolonial legacy and identity by diving into the world of everyday life in urban parts of Zimbabwe.
Jesper Houborg • Jo Kimmins • Amber Merry • Marella Oppenheim • Flo Prevot •