“MZUNGU” Loosely defined as 'stranger' in Swahili, is the basis of the film maker's experience and sentiment as he and a small exploratory team in late 2006 navigated through South Africa then Rwanda
and Uganda, in search of wildlife and adventure in this experimental film travelogue. Utilizing his unique and original approach to digital film making, director Bart Santello and Psychotropic Films (TM), envisioned the structure of MZUNGU to mirror stages of sleep and the corresponding imagery that inhabits the dreaming subconscious mind. Working within this framework, the film is crafted to present visual artistic elements discovered in both
raw the footage and audio recordings that documented these locations.
VIEWING RECOMMENDATIONS: For optimal viewing/listening, please wear headphones in a darkened room in order to focus attention. Total run time: 40-minutes.
a PSYCHOTROPIC FILMS(TM) digital release “MZUNGU - a Stranger’s Dream in Africa”
Concept: BART SANTELLO
Executive Producer: STEVEN ABLONDI
Musical Soundscape by A PRODUCE, RICHARD BONE, ROBERT RICH AND JEFF GREINKE
photography: STEVEN ABLONDI, MARYNA KIMBLE & BART SANTELLO
digital post-production at the PSYCHOTROPIC THEATER, ARIVACA, ARIZONA
digital artist, production, direction and editing: by BART SANTELLO
©2006-2016 PSYCHOTROPIC FILMS
TRT 38:39 MIN