Experimental Fantasy, 2021


Experimental Festival
AFDA Study Year: 3rd Year
Genre: Experimental Fantasy
Running Time: 10
Rating: PG
Viewing Restriction: A

A young black girl, Ntombizonke, exists in a world filled with Eurocentric beauty standards, patriarchal views and discrimination due to her race and gender. She has lost her voice; it has been drowned out by her peers, friends, family and society, and their opinion of who she ought to be - before she is given the chance to identify herself. She is then summoned by her ancestral guide, and is magically sucked into her book. Here, she is taken on a journey - through poetry and dance - that connects her to her roots, and uncovers how the Elementals (Gods of the elements: Earth, Water, Wind and Fire) feed into her true identity.


Ntombizonke - Ongeziwe Nongxa
Angela - Lisa Mawunganidze
Damon - Lesoiti Thebe
Dancer 1 - Mmabo Mosesi
Dancer 2 - Phindiwe Qakoshe
Dancer 3 - Reabetswe Gaentswe
Dance 4 - Vuyiswa Ntshangase
Dancer 5 - Kaona Letlape
Dancer 6 - Keikelame Mogorosi


Writer - Buhlebenkosi Hlatshwayo
Director - Buhlebenkosi Hlatshwayo
Executive Producer - Tinotenda Ndudzo
Associate Producer - Tinotenda Ndudzo
Cinematographer - Innocentia Tshipota & Dikeledi Masitha
Costume, Make-up and Styling - Mqondiso Mquqo
Editor - Amantle Molefhe
Sound Design - Bokang Diphahe
Composer - Sihle Hlatshwayo
Visual Effects - Phelelisa Somana
Colourist/Grader - Sisipho Makolomakwe

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