WATER- A basic human right denied


This viral video explores water as a basic primary need that millions of South Africans still do not have access to. Apartheid deprived millions of black/ non-white South Africans of their basic needs. Clean, running, accessible water is one of them. Although the numbers have decreased the new democratically elected government has failed to deliver services including water to some of the poorer communities of South Africa. The video begs the question ‘What Has Changed? pre-1994 to post-1994′.

Production by Zama Lithuli

Farms and expropriation without compensation


What is the state of the agricultural land debate in South Africa in 2018? This short video shows the inequality of agricultural land ownership in South Africa. This inequality is based on racial lines, and many communities and individuals could use the land that has been denied to them in order to create sustainable livelihoods.

Production by Christian Stroud

The worth of water


Water is our most important resource and South African is in the middle of a drought. With such a steadily growing population, South Africa cannot keep up with the demand. We need to save water and we need to do it now.

Production by Ciara O’Donoghue

Our plastic sea


Plastic is used in our everyday living, but what happens to the waste? Waste, such as plastic is dumped into the ocean affecting marine animals, killing as well as endangering them. Plastic is killing this planet. Earth Day is a day of acknowledging the beauty of this planet and the concerns it may face due to human neglect, but one day is not enough, this is an issue that has to be regularly discussed

Production by Courtney Jeftha

Lactose intolerance nightmare


This video is for those who want to know a little bit more about lactose intolerance as well as those that want to have a bit of a laugh. We show the fact that the food industry does not cater for the lactose intolerant

Production by Hannah Chibayambuya

How safe Is the meat we eat?


Meat is a part of the staple diet in most South African homes. The recent Listeriosis outbreak shook the country, resulting in a loss of about 200 lives. South Africa’s history of scandals surrounding the meat industry bares the question, how safe is the meat we consume? From accepting rotten meat imported from the shores of Brazil, to ‘cross contaminated meat’ found in popular supermarket chains; this short video explores it all.

Production by Lameez Khumalo

Climate change – a matter of time


Climate impacts our lives in more ways than we understand, after years of debate it is finally becoming common knowledge that climate change is taking place yet people do see the urgency of the matter. The video demands that people begin to listen because they don’t the future for life on earth looks bleak.

Production by Nokwanda Dlamini

Better service delivery for rural South Africa.


Rural communities still don’t have water services. Although measures have been taken, these communities are forced to use unprotected water. Studies say the challenge is caused by municipal mismanagement. Therefore, rural communities struggle to get these services. Community members suffer from disease outbreaks from consuming untreated water.

Production by Nontokozo Mchunu

Where are women’s voices in land conversations?


This video explores the lack of dialogue regarding women and land in South Africa. It asks the question of whether there will be a change in women’s treatment over land and the lack of land that gets given to them. Asking these kind of questions is important as it uncovers the complex questions we should have about the land expropriation without compensation policy. Past traditional laws in South Africa have seen women not gain as much land as men. Will this change with this new policy?

Production by SANDISIWE MAGADLA

Land


The Land Restitution Act which was put in place in 1994 and aimed to restore the land forcefully taken from black South Africans during colonialism and apartheid. As of 2017, only 7% of that land has been restored which means that black farmers do not have land to farm on, and are forced to rent the land on which they farm because of lack of funds and resources

Production by Zandile Hlabangane

The Toyota Cressida of Bhamshela


Bhamshela is a town with a unique story: everyone who lives there drives the same car. This film delves into the rolling, green hills of KwaZulu-Natal in an attempt to uncover the mystery of the Toyota Cressida and its connection with Bhamshela. Along the way, we meet a few charismatic Cressida owners who have esoteric opinions on what makes the car special and why it is the only car driven in Bhamshela.

Production by Tess Miles

Sho Ta – Langa aka Illy Jou Moer


Music video ‘Sho Ta’ is dedicated to the modern day gentleman. The man who goes out and gets things done In an age where the name of a man has been vilified, in the social sense.
The artist of the song, Langa aka Illy Jou Moer wanted to write a song about the man he aspires to be. To him the sky is the limit and anything is possible as long as he puts his mind to it. Here is a quote from the song, “you don’t have to like it, but at least admit I killed it”

Production by Abner Accom

Our Albertinia – Behind the scenes


Take a look at ‘Our Albertinia’, a short film about a coloured family in the South African Klein Karoo during the last years of apartheid. With a father away as part of the Struggle, Inge Abrahams and her mother have a struggle of their own back at the family farm. This interview with writer and director Chantel Clark goes into the historical context and inspiration of the film.

Production by Daniel Tucker

The Story of Atelier


With the word Atelier meaning an “artist’s workshop”, this piece follows the journey of how the founders of the first black-owned MCC sparkling wine, Kamogelo Kgadima and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane, are breaking the mould and re-defining history as young black entrepreneurs.

Production by Thingo Mthombeni

Human


Human” is a film about Jeff and Sarah who meet at a party which they both want to forget. Sarah works out to try to feel powerful, while Jeff tries to continue to be a dedicated student. The more they try to push the memories away the more the memories knock them back. They have very different recollections of what happened when the party ended.
The title of the film, Human is there to remind one of that the perpetrator is not a faceless monster, but a person. The film plays around with the notion of alternate realities to the extent that both the characters are the perpetrator and the victim.

Production by Catharina Andersen