Siphokazi thanks #WeAreDyingHere team. Official SAFTA pic below with the award

Again, on behalf of the entire #WeAreDyingHere team and all our partners, we are grateful for this recognition. My hope is that this award will serve to bring attention to this story. Further, my wish is that Poetry will be appreciated (and funded) for the power that it has to move and transform us. ThisContinue reading “Siphokazi thanks #WeAreDyingHere team. Official SAFTA pic below with the award”

#WeAreDyingHere is going to Sweden

Some really cool news, #WeAreDyingHere is going to Sweden!  We’re honoured to be part of this amazing #SE_SA exchange with Hear My Voice.  We’re taking the film and stage production to Gothenburg, Stockholm, and Uppsala along with individual performances and collaborations with the team.  Tell somebody please.

Media statement: We congratulate Western Cape SAFTA winners

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulates those from the Western Cape who emerged as winners at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) over the past weekend. Local poet, writer and performer, Siphokazi Jonas, received top honours for her work in the category of Best Short Film. Jonas wrote the original screenplayContinue reading “Media statement: We congratulate Western Cape SAFTA winners”

#WeAreDyingHere claims top honours in the Best Short Film category at this year’s SAFTAs

Cape Town, Monday, 5 September 2022 – After a successful festival run across the USA, South Africa, Germany, and Australia, the highly acclaimed short film #WeAreDyingHere took home the coveted Golden Horn at this year’s SAFTA’s, claiming top honours in the Best Short Film category.  “History is being made in this collaboration between poetry, stage and film, and the SAFTA winContinue reading “#WeAreDyingHere claims top honours in the Best Short Film category at this year’s SAFTAs”

Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere

Springbok rugby captain and global ambassador for the United Nations Spotlight Initiative, Siya Kolisi together with his wife Rachel Kolisi are the Executive Producers of a new short film entitled #WeAreDyingHere. “One of the most beautiful results of this film is that it causes people to stop, think and more so encourages men and womenContinue reading “Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere”