19 March 2019, News

AFDA Cape Town 3rd year graduate film SEED, directed by Jo-Ann Mbulawa, has been selected to screen in competition at the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival which takes place from March 18 -20 and at the Cayenne Short Film Festival in New York, taking place April 5-7. 

“It’s such an honour to have our film screen at two international film festivals. We worked really hard on this production and believe it has a strong pro-women narrative that we hope will make female audiences feel empowered. We hope that those who are not female identifying will get behind the message of the film too. To be able to share our work with people from different parts of the world is such a dream come true.  We were very specific about portraying a universal issue within a South African context and so that is even all the more exciting, to be able to share this film with women from different nationalities who may be able to connect with the story and the message behind it, while still getting to see and hear the story being told through a South African perspective.” says director Jo-Ann Mbulawa 

SEED, starring Fleur du Cap Most Promising Student Award winner Nancy Sekhokoane and Fleur du Cap Most Promising Student nominee Lerato Makuwa, unfolds the story of a young women, ‘Buhle’, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she contemplates whether or not she wants to have children. Pressures stemming from religious and marital expectations make it difficult for her to make an uninfluenced decision. The films message encourages women to decide for themselves on who and what they want to be and that womanhood should no longer be attached to preconceived notions of "do's and dont's".

Congratulations to the cast and crew!!!

Watch the trailer of SEED here:



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