bridgingMZAMBA – The Movie

A documentary by Kay Gertler, 32min, 2016

The film is dedicated to the mastered challenges of the multi-award winning self-construction project in South Africa.
Footage of filmmaker Kay Gertler and Hadrien Clair as well as image material of various project participants cover the process from negotiations with community representatives and the first infrastructural measures on site up to the joyous opening and hand-over ceremony of the pedestrian bridge.

buildCollective architects and founding members Elias Rubin and Marlene Wagner share their perspective on the project bridgingMZAMBA, collaboration with partners
(Community Steering Committee, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer, students, volunteers, consultants and supporters) and general approach to work.

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supported by:
Birgit Werner, Sigve Holmen and betterplace-crowdfunders.

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bridgingMzamba – screening and talk

After more than three years of implementation of the pedestrian bridge over the Mzamba River in Eastern Cape, South Africa, we celebrated the completion of the award-winning self-construction project bridgingMzamba together with partners, supporters and friends in Vienna.

After the screening of the documentary bridgingMZAMBA by Kay Gertler we invited members of the bridgingMzamba project team and guests for a reflective talk.

Walter Sauer,, Universität Wien
Peter Fattinger,, TU Wien
Florian Anzenberger, bridgingMZAMBA Diplomand
Birgit Werner, bridgingMZAMBA Sponsorin
Jesko von Jeney, bridgingMZAMBA Volontär
Elias Rubin, buildCollective NPO
Kay Gertler, bridgingMZAMBA Filmemacher

Marlene Wagner,
supported by Schikaneder Kino