We are pleased to announce the premiere of our new series, DISPATCHES FROM MALAWI, with the release of a new music video for “Better Must Come,” a song by Ishan Cyapital, featuring Teebz!! The video is available now on our YouTube channel!
“Better Must Come” gives voice to popular dissatisfaction with corruption and denounces government apathy. It encourages youth in the heart of Africa to remain strong in the face of persistent poverty and to speak out against the dirty practices that maintain the current system.
This music video is part of our series featuring Malawians who are using art and creativity to engage with vital social and political questions. The citizens of Malawi are confronting ongoing issues of poverty, government corruption, and electoral fraud. Amid widespread protests, the country’s Constitutional Court annulled the results of the country’s 2019 presidential election, citing widespread irregularities. Today, Malawians continue to fight to defend their rights and bring about a much-needed paradigm shift, and a new election date has been set for June 23, 2020.
Other films in the DISPATCHES FROM MALAWI series traverse the country to hold up examples of positive change, such as the Tumaini Festival in Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp, the Music Against Malaria Festival in Blantyre, and Stewart the Cyclist–a Malawian athlete who biked from Kilimanjaro to Malawi. DISPATCHES FROM MALAWI shows how proactive Malawian citizens spread hope through culture and promote international solidarity.
The short films and behind-the-scenes photos will be added to our website over the next few weeks.
The past couple of months have been busy ones at Cultures of Resistance Films. Our “Better Must Come” release comes on the heels of our virtual premiere of STALKING CHERNOBYL: exploration after apocalypse, which has now been viewed by more than 31,000 people! On July 1, at 17:00 GMT, we’ll be continuing our virtual discussion series about the film with a Zoom event (all languages are welcome) on how the film has inspired, perplexed, or puzzled you and what its relevance is for a world grappling with a pandemic. Please join us via this link.
Until next time,
iara lee and the whole team