Ivan Carter, who narrates ‘Lake Kariba’, ‘Roadmakers of the Bush’, and parts of ‘Change’ and ‘The Language of Trees’, has, in the intervening years, become one of Africa’s most skilled and qualified guides. His ability to communicate his blend of insight, knowledge and reflection regarding the world around him has enabled him to become an accomplished photographer and poet as well.
Margaret Mupingo, now Margaret Mashonganyika, who is represented in ‘Change’ is one of the artists of Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. ZAP celebrates the artistry and accomplishments of women from rural Weya. Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps women become economically self-sufficient. Most of the women artists are subsistence farmers and use whatever income they make from their art to supplement the fruits of their work in the fields.
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The dominating outlook in the film, that there exists an intelligent, invisible power in the world around us whose intention is to help us adapt to change in a way that is sustainable, and that works by placing limits, has been developed through years of work with the other editors of Two Fishes Press. In the Limits of What We Know, this outlook is expressed through the respect for the ancestors, the representation of nature as an intelligent force, and through the two stories of the Nyaminyami. At Two Fishes Press, we look at the figure of Christ as an expression of this wild, intelligent and hopeful force. In both the film and the publications of Two Fishes Press, the idea is expressed that this force has the potential to be destructive when we refuse to recognize it and work with it.