Nosiphokazi Filani’s story is distressingly common, she is just one of thousands of women, particularly black lesbians, who have been raped. The hatred expressed by a string of men interviewed for the film is depressing – but her strength, bravery and resilience is inspiring. Continue reading
Set in CT, this is a charming, well-made film with a lekker local music track… James suddenly falls in love with his BF, and is pushed in the right direction by his other LezBF. Continue reading
“I was lonely in my masculinity, dressing up as a boy, what would they think of me?” An intelligent doc about SA’s first Drag King troupe, six smart women who collectively, publically, reveal their animus to packed houses. Continue reading
Bookshop manager by day, Zef DJ by night, injustice-busting super-heroine whenever prejudice rears its nora head. She lives in Lettiespan with her wife Letitia and their dog Peanut. Continue reading
A centerpiece of the recent A Shot In The Arse exhibit by photojournalist and artist Hutton. If you missed it here’s your chance to engage with the visceral and the eviscerated. Continue reading
The SA Programme is a collection of local shorts: “I am Woman – Leap of Faith”, “Letting Go” and “Welcome to the Schoemans” Continue reading
The Grim Reaper comes calling for Mrs Nkosi. Very odd, very funny, very MTV-meets David Lynch. Continue reading
What’s worse for Oom Gert and Tannie Maria, a black son-in-law or a son who’s a … ? Continue reading
Short doc about a fabulous 50 year old dyke and her journey to acceptance, especially from her kids. Features Musoia Lekota! Continue reading
Small dorp Johan must find the courage to find acceptance, from family and ultimately, himself. Continue reading
A married man has the help of his BF in getting out of the closet. Intriguiging contemporary cinema South African and very funny. Continue reading
Buhli Msibi’s poem I Break the Boxes provides the title for this wide-ranging, touching, often funny documentary highlighting the lives of black lesbians in SA. The title is appropriate; by telling the tales of six high profile women, the sheer breadth of experience in the black lesbian community is revealed.
by Out In Africa
It Gets Better is a global video campaign targeting sexual minorities who experience discrimination in secondary schools and beyond. In 2011, a small group of University of Cape Town students and staff teamed up with civil society and celebrities to … Continue reading
As the title suggests, the film is all about speaking up – no whispers, just great tales of love, lust, sex, triumph, fun, laughter and change. Courtesy of the filmmakers and STEPS.
Ho hum, you say, lesbians adopting babies… but you’ll be touched and surprised by this thoughtful, quietly political film and the surprising adoptive mums and how they test our Constitution.
Not just another drag act -– award-winning novelist Lauren Beukes’ look behind the scenes of the Miss Gay Western Cape event. Touching, engaging, the film is ultimately a beautifully crafted ode to (re)creation, memory and courage under fire.
An urgent film that exposes the un-African lack of love and tolerance for LGBTI people and refugees. A documentary of heartbreak and hope, see it to understand the battle.
Yes, gay and lesbian South Africans have had legal access to marriage, through the Civil Union Act, for nearly four years. We’re a diverse lot, though, so what does this look like? This documentary narrates what it looked like for … Continue reading
Hazendal farmhands Pietie, Hope and Rollie are not your typical Western Cape vineyard workers – Hope aspires to winning the local drag queen pageant, Rollie dreams of a husband and of retiring as the reigning queen of drag, while Pietie … Continue reading
An intimate portrait of the sometimes infamous lesbian photographer, Zanele Muholi, an unapologetic chronicler of her community, amongst the most hidden and threatened in our country. Muholi is disarming and very articulate about the purpose of her work.