NFVF Filmmaker Project to Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival


The NFVF’s Youth Filmmaker Project, Rights of Passage film has been selected to participate in the Durban International Film Festival, taking place from 16-26 July 2015.

Rights of Passage is comprised of a series of short films made by first-time young filmmakers who were born when Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected President and who entered young adulthood during the last years of Mandela’s remarkable life. It is an anthology of 8 short films linked by a theme and African proverbs that delicately reflect on and explore the challenges of intimacy and change: the search for love, belonging and healing amidst the rites and turmoil of everyday life. It offers a rare, honest, resilient and creative insight into the concerns and experiences of youth in contemporary South Africa. Rights of Passage was directed by Ntombizodwa Magagula, Mapula Sibanda, Lerato Moloi, Valencia Joshua, Zandile Angeline Wardle, Tony Miyambo, Rethabile Mothobi and Yashvir Bagwandeen.

The Rights of Passage, as part of the Youth Filmmaker Project, was produced by Natives At Large in association with Jungle Works and in partnership with the National Video Foundation. The NFVF spearheaded the whole initiative to grow the film industry, particularly in developing the youth.

Source: NFVF