DOCi Shorts Programme

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Deadbeat Dads

The contrasting stories of two women and a young man who grew up without fathers within the mixed-race and black communities and how they believe this has shaped their lives. Read More »

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It’s a Man’s World

A documentary in which we explore what it is like for females in the male dominated taxi industry by following the lives of two young women, Zarah Modack and Azraa Berling. Read More »

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About Bloody Time

About Bloody Time tells the story of how lack of access to free sanitary pads and menstrual health education coupled with societal stigma and fear impacts her life during that time of the month. Read More »

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I am not my hair

After years of searching for hair perfection, a young Coloured woman and her friend set out to re-define beauty for themselves, despite deeply rooted self-esteem issues and pressure from the media and society. Read More »

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Men United

A men's consciousness-raising group started by one man in Khayelitsha to help change men's attitudes to women, starting with gender-based violence. Read More »

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My Transgender Life

A journey to the township to find out what it is like for a woman stuck in a man’s body and the struggles she faces. Read More »

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Unsafe

A documentary about school violence in South Africa, told through the eyes of a young man who stabbed his teacher and then transformed his life through sport. Read More »

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Zolani Mfihlo Ibali

As an upcoming artist that composes and writes Jazz and Soul music it is really hard to get people to listen to your music, especially if you’re a black young man with a dream living in the townships. Read More »

DOCi – Emerging Filmmakers Programme is a community-oriented program designed to reach previously-disadvantaged young people. The course is a full time, fully immersive, programme run over 11 weeks. The aim is to teach an introduction to documentary filmmaking equipping the learners with all of the necessary skills from scripting, camera operation, sound recording and editing to make broadcast-quality 15 minute programmes about issues affecting their lives. The DOCi – Emerging Filmmakers course is a collaboration between the Documentary Institute of South Africa and the US Consulate through the American Corner Cape Town.

Guests

Monde Kawana
Guest: Monde KawanaIs a Zambian filmmaker based in Cape Town currently working at benchfilms as a production coordinator, a City Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project Cape Town and at the DOCi Emerging Filmmakers Programme as a staff lecturer and mentor. She is skilled in Video Production, Documentary Film Making, Video…

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Mihlali Qolo Director
Guest: Mihlali QoloMy name is Mihlali Qolo, born and raised in the rough streets of Khayelitsha, where my love and interest for documentary filmmaking peaked because of the impact it does for people who don't have the voice or platform. This year I embarked on the DOCi journey which has been amazing.

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Shifaa Singlee Director
Guest: Shifaa SingleeShifaa Singlee is young Capetonian with many passions, all of which are immersed in creativity. She has always had a hunger to tell stories of real people and experiences. Having been a part of a 10-week film programme she is finally able to start telling the stories she wants through…

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Siyanda Yokwana Director
Guest: Siyanda YokwanaSiyanda Yokwana from Khayelitsha, Cape Town is an actor, dancer, writer, MC and singer who loves filmmaking and got a chance to learn the skills to direct a documentary at the 10 week DOCi course. He loves life and is very passionate about people as well as art.

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Yonela Simetu Director
Guest: Yonela SimetuYonela Simetu is the youngest of four siblings living in Langa. He is an aspiring filmmaker and feels that there are so many stories than need to be told in his community. For him, film is different than the other forms of communication, because he feels it carries emotion across…

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Robyn Frost Director
Guest: Robyn FrostRobyn Frost is a journalist based in Cape Town. Her love for story-telling and radio led her to work in those industries. Recently, she enrolled in a 10-week film course facilitated by DOCI and the American Corner, Cape Town. She is excited to present her debut film – I Am…

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Wesley Francis Director
Guest: Wesley FrancisWesley Francis is a filmmaker born in Cape Town. South Africa. He began his career as a journalist, working for some of South Africa's biggest media companies.He is passionate about media, social issues, education and technology, and aims to make a difference in the world through intentional, impactful work.

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Sinalo Jebe Director
Guest: Sinalo JebeSinalo Jebe born in Alice, Eastern Cape in a village called Nomadolo, grew up loving stories, storytelling and enjoyed reading drama books. In October 2018 she enrolled at the Documentary Institute of South Africa, a 10 week film course where she was able to make a documentary. Sinalo is very…

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Festival Guest International Short
Cape Town
Labia3
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm
Bertha
Sun 16 June / 10am + Q&A
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Various
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