Guests

Yolanda Ncokotwana

Yolanda Ncokotwana

Yolanda Ncokotwana is a TV and film professional. Her experience spans across live productions, documentaries, and scripted content. Currently, she is a Production and Development Manager at NFVF. She has worked and consulted on multiple award-winning films. While at...

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Mamaponya Motsai

Mamaponya Motsai

Mamaponya is a storyteller. She is drawn to telling stories of black women, particularly those whose voices are never heard in the media. She worked as a journalist for several years and recently completed her MA in Documentary Film from University College London.

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Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi

Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi

Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi is a storyteller and entrepreneur with several years of experience in both film and television. A firm believer in the power of independent filmmaking and a hair enthusiast, she regularly enterwines the two wherever possible. Rumba in the...

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Ashleigh da Silva

Ashleigh da Silva

Ashleigh da Silva works as a freelance film editor, and works on a variety of content from music videos to education. She studied at the University of Cape Town, receiving her Honours in Film & Television studies in 2015, focusing on documentary filmmaking. Blend is...

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Francois Verster

Francois Verster

Francois Verster is a multiple award-winning Cape Town-based documentary director, producer, cinematographer and editor who also teaches film at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. His films include the Emmy Award-winning A LION’S...

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Christopher King

Christopher King

Christopher King is an award-winning filmmaker. Australian by birth, he has lived & worked in Kenya for 13 years, having founded Circle & Square Productions with his wife Maia Lekow in Nairobi, 2009. A fluent Swahili speaker, he was awarded an African Movie Academy...

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Maia Lekow

Maia Lekow

Maia Lekow is a Kenyan musician and filmmaker. Her directorial debut The Letter premiered at IDFA 2019 and was supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, Docubox, Hot Docs Blue Ice, Sundance DFP, Visions Sud Est and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Maia was named a goodwill ambassador for...

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Christie van Zyl

Christie van Zyl

Christie van Zyl is a writer, poet, social Entrepreneur, Sangoma and Indigenous Wellness Consultant, currently on her second sangoma journey over four years. She has worked as a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity activist, freelance rapporteur, editor, and project...

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Valmont Layne

Valmont Layne

Valmont Layne is a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape. He has worked as an activist, curator and has researched and produced archives of music and oral histories of jazz and popular music.

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2020 (22nd) Encounters SA International Film Festival