The Nest Collective

Dinka Translation—A Fashion Short (2013)

Katungulu Mwendwa's Dinka Translation - a collection that takes its main cues from Dinka culture - gets the moody treatment in this short fashion film.

Dinka Translation—A Fashion Short (2013)

Katungulu Mwendwa's designs are modern and edgy with an almost ethereal quality and are distinctly grounded in her rich African heritage. Three women play the waiting game in this moody treatment of the designer's pre-fall 2013 'Dinka Translation' collection. One of eight films created for Chico Leco Presents.

Official Selection: 2014 Mercedes Benz Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival.
Nominated for Best Cinematography Award.

Production Credits—

Directed and Edited by Jim Chuchu
Starring Namnyak Odupoy, Knicco Hodge and Fiona Muthoni
Makeup by Bellesa Africa
Words and Music by Adeiyu


"The Nest Collective", East Africa Focus, FNB Joburg Art Fair (2016)
"Fashion Film in Africa", Guggenheim Bilbao (2016)
Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival (2014)
"Afropean Mimicry and Mockery", Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (2014)
"Shifting Africa", Mediations Biennale Poznan, Poland (2014)