Wavumba, they who smell of fish - Jeroen van Velzen


“Stunning lensing and a deep respect for the stories of coastal Kenyans leave auds pleasantly ruminating on a world touched by magic long after the final credits roll.”
“The docu’s success comes from a serendipitous combination of glorious visuals (best viewed on large screens) and the helmer’s ability to bring auds into this world without coming off like an ethnographer.”

“admirably subtle film”
“The visual quality of the scene is emblematic of the film in its delicacy and strangeness. The narrative, so discreet and dispersed, flows throughout Wavumba as an undercurrent beneath the calm and gentle displacements of images.”
de Filmkrant

“a high point” (of Tribeca’s documentary competition)
The New York Times

“Never have I seen images as gorgeous on a screen as those of Wavumba. (T)he pure beauty and irresistible essence of this film are a divine gift for the senses.”
Verbicide Magazine