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Charles Mudede—who writes about film, books, music, and his life in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, the USA, and the UK for The Stranger—was born near a steel plant in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe. He has no memory of this birth, but he does remember noticing himself in the mirror for this first time—it happened on May 3, 1972. Mudede is also a filmmaker: Two of his films, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and Zoo was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, C Theory, and academic journals. He also wrote the liner notes for Best of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Elektra Years. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

‘Film Shorts’ Articles by Charles Mudede



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    Film Shorts

    Bored with her dolls and backyard playhouse, a precocious six-year-old Iranian girl repeatedly tries to talk her harried mother into letting her play with the new kids next door. Also, a ball gets kicked over the fence. That's about it, really. Although it probably doesn't justify
    Posted on 08/03/2006

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