Private Project

fé (faith)

Story Series “Pandza Land” - Country Portrait Mozambique (sociocultural)

Ten stories expressed through various media
Topics: Human interest journalism

PANDZA Land is a German-Mozambican collaboration, each story focusing on distinct facets and individual experiences of life in PAIS DO PANDZA.

N° 3 fé (faith) DE/ MZ 2019
"...when a Mozambican is really in trouble, he will go to a traditional healer. He will have faith and hope. Even if he denies it later." Curandeiros, the traditional healers and the community of Zion, are not held in high regard by the modern urban society. It is a social taboo subject.

  • Heike Roch
  • Heike Roch
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    human interest stories, portrait
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    25 FPS
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Live screenings in Maputo - CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano
  • Ethnografilm Paris
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Heike Roch
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Heike Roch

Heike Kirsten Roch studied fashion design in Berlin and São Paulo. Through the end of 80's she lived in Rome, till 2012 in Hamburg and Berlin. She worked for creative agencies and editors, designing trend- and forecast products. She studied journalism out of personal interest in a further form of expressionism and travelled through Brazil and Belize. Since 2013 Heike Roch has been working in the culture area in Maputo, Mozambique as a journalist, author and director.

PANDZA LAND is referring to a different life in a different reality, comprised of a series of short films, live performances and printed materials.

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Director Statement

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
Albert Einstein