#WeAreDyingHere

This compelling film, which some may find challenging and disquieting, portrays three women reciting an indictment of the unending violence perpetrated against females in South Africa. They portray themselves as soldiers fighting a war of survival. Is this violence aided by social media as the hashtag in the title may imply? #We Are Dying Here is divided between static scenes where the chorus recites verse with a sense of urgency, and fast-moving fiery images. There seems to be no escape from this apocalyptic mise-en-scène, as the drama unfolds.

Screening

Online from Mon 16 May

Director

Shane Vermooten

Cast

Siphokazi Jonas, Hope Netshivhambe, Babalwa Makwetu

Producer

Bianca Schmitz, Siphokazi Jonas

Cinematographer

Devin Toselli

Bonus Content

This remarkable interview explores the role of theatre and film in exposing human rights violations. The history and the story of #WeAreDyingHere, the themes and the metaphors are examined. How did this film come about? And in how can we redress such complex issues and find social transformation?

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