A film about the music dance and spirit possession practices of the Ojtiherero language-speaking groups of north-western Namibia and south-western Angola. They are the Ovahimba, Ovadhimba, Ovahakaona, Ovakuvale, Ovatjimba... They are different but share a common culture and belief systems. The film explores the various ways in which music and dance transcend their everyday lives from infancy to death.
The Collection of the project, THE OVAHIMBA YEARS comprises Rina Sherman's long-term data collection of the Ovahimba and related peoples of the Kunene North Region of Namibia and the Cunene and Namibe Provinces of Angola. It contains film and video images, sound recordings, drawings, photographs, bibliographical elements (copies of articles), unpublished notes and texts, correspondence, as well as administrative and production files, inventories and proposals, covering the period from 1996 to the present day.
VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People is a collection of intimate portraits filmed with remarkable people encountered during my travels around the world, from New York to Maputo, and in Paris or Salon de Provence. It is a series of informal conversations with my interlocutors about their life course and career. The choice of the informal conversation, allow people to give free rein to their thoughts, while giving me, here and there, the opportunity to revisit some things that I think are important.