On Monday 20 March 2017 the Amazwi Wethu projected premiered 3 short documentary films that the AW film students have been working on: Bom’bam Ndifundise, It’s Our Time and We are not failures! We are being failed! The screenings took place at the Bertha Cinema at the Isivivana Centre. Film copies are coming out soon, watch this space!
This must have been extremely disappointing for especially the working class black women who led this movement for social housing in Seapoint. Aluta Continua.... We stand in solidarity with you.
We remind ourselves that despite this setback, March 2017 has been politically inspiring.
Black Sash, The Right to Know Campaign and Ndifuna Ukwazi we see you.
Yesterday Amazwi Wethu Equaliser Aphiwe Tomose screened the first rough cut of one of three films currently in production to Equal Education staff. This is a culmination of dedicated work by AW Equalisers over the last two years...after long school days, during weekends and on holidays you'd find them in workshops or out in the field imagining, investigating, interviewing, shooting, re-imagining, planning stories that deepen our understanding of the challenges facing young people in under-resourced public schools.Thanks to all who attended and shared their ideas for the final film!
During the 2016 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Amazwi Wethu was fortunate enough to partner up with the Nonceba family Counselling Centre for two screenings: the campaign opening event and the Mens' Programme both of which took place at Nonceba. We then partnered with MSF for a screening at the Khayelitsha Site C Youth Clinic. The last screening that we did as part of Amazwi Wethu's contribution to this campaign was held for community members at new Macassar in our first outdoor screening! This photo album gives a peak into this special evening. At this event we screened Induku Ayiwakhi Umzi together with a Ted Talk by Patrick Godana of Sonke Gender Justice's MenCare campaign. The talk is entitled: Fathers in caregiving -- strengthening relationships
As film production goes on pause for matric exams, here's a little sneak peak behind the scenes of AW students filming on location in Langa earlier this month. AW wishes all Matric learners much strength and love for their final exams!
This year Equal Education in collaboration with the Social Justice Coalition, STEPS Southern Africa, the Right2Know Campaign, the Isivivana Centre and The Bertha Foundation held the third Khayelitsha Documentary Film Festival. Seven films were screened over the two days including: National Diploma, Action Kommandant, The Shore Break, Coming of Age, Crumbs: Toppling the Bread Cartel, Lunchbox Bullies and The Stories of Our Lives. All films were followed by discussions encouraging all to think deeply about the issues presented in the films. In addition to this TedxCapeTown screened related Ted Talks throughout the day.
Festival update: Stories of Our Lives now showing on Sunday 25 September at 5pm.
Stories of Our Lives will now be showing on Sunday at 5pm as part of the film festival!
The narratives of this beautifully shot film are based on real life exp...eriences of LGBTI persons living in Kenya.
On June 30, 2013, the NEST Collective began collecting and archiving the stories of persons identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex from Kenya. They called this project 'Stories of Our Lives' for more about the collective and film go to: http://www.thisisthenest.com/sool-film/
As part of the Khayelitsha Documentary Film Festival STEPS Southern African hosted a film facilitation workshop at the Isivivana Centre. The workshop was attended by members of Equal Education, the Right2Know Campaign and Social Justice Coalition. During the workshop we explored how film can be used to spark dialogue and consider how film can contribute to moving people to action.
The third Khayelitsha Documentary Film Festival is just around the corner! Some of the films in our line-up include Action Kommandant, Crumbs: Toppling the Bread Cartel and The Shore Break. Watch this space for more details and don't forget to keep the 24th and 25th September free!
Amazwi Wethu Founders: The Babel Project (http://babelproject.org/) work with 5 youth activists in Missouri, Ferguson on 'Youth Speak Truth' (https://vimeo.com/178857519). The film documents these young activist's perspectives and experiences of the killing of Michael Brown. To learn more about the work this film supports visit: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelBrownFoundationCFC/
On Wednesday 10 August 2016 Equal Education launched Amagama Enkululeko: Words for Freedom, Writing Life Under Apartheid. The book is a collection of fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs. For online access to the book visit: