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Thursday, January 23, 2020


African filmmakers are taking their power back to ignite their passion for storytelling.

This week’s episode of Inside Africa, CNN, on January 24, 2020, meets revered short filmmakers who are trying to ignite cinema culture in a township space and modernizing old folk tales such as Nongqawuse to teach about and question beliefs.

It was ten years ago, when a group of filmmakers embarked on a mission to see to the realization of a venture that would serve as a vehicle to showcase short films, and so SHNIT was born.

Since then, short filmmakers have been able to take their stories across South African borders and beyond. Renowned actors and playwright such as John Kani are today educating and inspiring young filmmakers to find their voice and to tell stories that highlight the enormous social disparities and social issues in the world. From here, it could only be from South Africa to the global stage for these young creative story tellers.