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A friend recently said that ‘Conscious Dreaming’ contained a strong sense of longing. She said this in the context of the current economic and political breakdown of Zimbabwe, where I spent much of my childhood. I hadn’t previously seen the film in this light, although certainly a strong aesthetic motivation for the piece was about developing an aesthetic that felt African.

Tessa Lewin, Communications Manager for the Pathways programme, was one of the winners of the ‘Young Women’s Choice’ Award with her film ‘Conscious Dreaming’ which combines live action with animation. The competition is run by the International Museum of Women to represent inspiring stories by young women in various media. Tessa was the winner of the Best of Africa award.

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