Back To The Roots

A visual story about self discovery in a time of globalized culture.

Nzualo Na' Khumalo


This is our quest: to leave the branches and find where our tree is standing on. How far do our roots go? What is it on the soil that fed the seed?

From concrete jungle to urbanized savanna, we followed the path to the start. The Root to our morals, our ideologies and identity.



Part I: Ntumbuluko wa mina/ My roots

Bairro da Maxaquene


After leaving the southern province of Inhambane, in hopes of providing a better life for their families in the capital city, Maputo, Maxaquene was the first, and still is the address of our grandparents. In the simplicity it offers, here they raised our parents under strong values such as hard work, gratitude and humbleness.




Mana Lidia is a young woman who lives in Maxaquene. Although it was the first time we met, she didn’t mind opening the doors of her house to us and making us…

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