MATATU FLAG PROGRAM
We view our featured presenters as ambassadors, and our featured films as flags – as documentation that these nations exist. Our flags are occasionally offered for purchase, benefiting the global diaspora via Médecins Sans Frontières.
Props to our art director Julie Munsayac, who designed our brand identity. Julie's hand drawn emblems pay homage to the Haitian vodou tradition, and complement the poster art for our film selections.
We commissioned Oakland artist Mahader Tesfai to design the poster art for MATATU15: The Spectacular Walk of Ordinary People. Mahader created this beautiful sketch and magnet size matatu that speak toward the vivid, humorous, and light hearted nature of travel by matatu.
We shared our vision for MATATU with Lexx Valdez when it was just an idea. Her interpretation couldn't have been more beautiful. Lexx's posters work to illustrate the journeys upon any given matatu ride, and the storied impact of women and feminism the world over.