Making a Living in the Dry Season


Making a Living in the Dry Season

Set in the highlands village of Katuwo, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living in an agro-pastoralist farm in Namibe, Angola. Through the filmmaker’s request to her host Madukilaxi to put her skills into the making of a doll, the film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: their shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi’s toddler, follows their twofold labour, and the three of them celebrate their efforts with a feast.

Inês Ponte

Born in 1979, Portugal, Inês Ponte studied Visual Anthropology in the UK, with a background in Documentary and Social Anthropology from home. Since 2006, she has worked as an editor, cameraman, producer, researcher and writing assistant of documentary and research projects in India, Brazil, Portugal, Angola and the UK. Nowadays she teaches theoretical and practical courses on filmmaking and visuality, conceives and collaborates on audiovisual and media projects based in Portugal.





Tender Kisses are Hard to Find, 2011
Making a Living in the Dry Season, 2016


Film Details:

Angola/ Portugal/ UK, 2016, 35’
in Olunyaneka w/ Eng./Arm. subtitles

Director & Writer: Inês Ponte
Producer: Inês Ponte
Director of Photography: Inês Ponte
Editors: Inês Ponte, Márcia Costa
Sound: Inês Ponte, Theuns Loubser
Production Company: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology