Diphuka is a fictional dream narrative that explores ideas around Life and Death being interconnected lived experiences. The protagonist reveals themselves to themselves through the process of death and begins a process of resurrection through the sense of touch. The touch acts as a breath redirecting the presence of death into life. In 2020, two years after the film was made, we find ourselves in a world where death has etched itself back into the forefront of our lives as a global collective. It has always been present although never as a threat to the global movement of the world. Screening the film in the Breath: Inspire/Expire symposium introduces new life and meaning to the film as it acts as a mirror of the relationships we have with our selves, our communities and our home, Earth.
Credits: Performance – Hannah van Tonder and Thato Koto Make-up – Kristina Nichol Styling – Taylor Abrahams Creative Direction, Text and DOP – Boipelo Khunou