The threads connecting everyone
Ngcebo Cele and Zenzo Msomi embodying the painful cramps known as "Arosta". A central image of the play is ropes held by the cast, pulling on the waist of both Sipho and Andile (Whoonga users), not only does it help us show the invisible pain caused by the side effects of the drug, but also to the interconnectivity of our community, and the pain of one person will influence someone else. If we want to respond to drugs effectively in Durban, we need to respond to it collectively.
ULWEMBU means spider web in Zulu
The issues that ULWEMBU confronts look both at the webs that snare us, as well as potential for webs to be connective, and bridge gaps in our communities. ULWEMBU is a collaborative documentary-theatre project, that brings together citizens and civil society to engage the interface between street-level drug-addiction, policing and mental health in the city of Durban, South Africa.