WINDHOEK- Matilde Kulo presents Tyler Perry’s 2010 133 minutes drama, For Coloured Girls, as her Filmmaker’s Choice at the FNCC Cinema next Wednesday.
The “Filmmaker’s Choice” is a bi-monthly event at the FNCC where a Namibian film professional introduces his or her favourite film to the audience. The event starts at 18h30 and entrance is N$10.
Tyler Perry has performed a little miracle in transferring Ntozake Shange’s exquisite play For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf into an opened up and expanded film. The dialogue still is deeply embedded in Shange’s poetry but the narrative Perry added makes the stage experience a flowing cinematic story: the result is a powerful film that happens to be populated by some of the finest actresses of today, including Whoopie Goldberg and Janet Jackson.
Kulo is the founder and owner of Prospers films, the production company of the recent Namibian documentary Why a Street Kid?. A graduate in Media Arts Technology from the College of the Arts, she has worked on various small film productions in- and outside of Namibia, mostly on social related subjects with the aim of improving the lives of less advantaged people. Her main objective is to tell stories of underprivileged people, thereby giving them a voice to be heard.