SACRED WATER | UK PREMIERE

SACRED WATER | UK PREMIERE

Mon 30 Oct | 18:30 | Rich Mix    BOOK NOW  

SACRED WATER
UK PREMIERE
Dir. Jourdain Olivier
Rwanda. 2016. 56mins. Kinyarwanda with English subtitles.

In the Western world, the female orgasm is often shrouded in mystery. Not so in Rwanda, where according to legend, the great Lake Kivu was formed by the orgasmic flow of a queen. Extravagant radio host, Vestine Dusabe, is on a mission to celebrate and revive the practice of Kunyaza – the female ejaculation. Vestine visits villages and gives lectures in schools, and even facilitates some on-air kunyaza performances in her bid to honour this sacred tradition. Olivier Jourdain’s cheeky, playful and light-hearted film is as warm as its subjects, who are quick to point out what Western ladies are missing out on.

Followed by a discussion and personal reflections on female sexuality.

 

Olivier Jourdain

Passionate about Visual Anthropology, I studied Filmmaking in London (Brunel) as well as Anthropology in Leuven (KUL), after receiving a Masters in Communication in Brussels, IHECS. My love for filmmaking and travelling has allowed me to discover various and interesting environments as an editor, director and cameraman. I have been traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years. Those numerous travels have changed my views on this vast and diverse continent. From Mali to Madagascar, the Congo, Ivory Coast and Rwanda, I have had the opportunity to make numerous documentaries and institutional films.