Making a Living in the Dry Season

Set in a highland village, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living off agriculture and shepherding in Namibe, Angola. The film-maker asks her host, Madukilaxi, to put her skills into the making of a doll. The film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: their shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi’s toddler, follows their twofold labour, and the three of them celebrate their efforts with a feast.