OFFICIAL TRAILER: From One Woman to Another: The Screen Worlds of Bongiwe Selane

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A portrait of the South African female film producer Bongiwe Selane, From One Woman to Another explores different dimensions of Selane’s filmmaking, leadership and mentoring work. It focuses on the “Female Only Filmmakers” project, funded by the National Film and Video Foundation, and which Selane led from 2013 to 2016, and delves in particular into the relationship between Selane and actress and producer Dineo Lusenga. The film – directed by Lindiwe Dovey – was made as part of the ERC-funded research project “African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies” (www.screenworlds.org), and its directors of photography are South African cinematographers Neo R. Paulus and Samantha Nell.

 

 

CREW

 

Executive Producer

Lindiwe Dovey

 

 

Producers

Moneo Films (pty) Ltd

Good Bad Feeling

Screen Worlds Collective

Chouette Films

 

Director

Lindiwe Dovey

 

Directors of Photography

Neo R. Paulus

Samantha Nell

 

Cinematographers

Neo R. Paulus

Samantha Nell

Anna Sowa

Remi Sowa

 

Editors

Lindiwe Dovey

Anna Sowa

Remi Sowa

 

Original Music Score Composer

Cara Stacey

 

Production Manager

Moeng Marry Ledwaba

 

Camera Operator

Alpha Mthembu

 

Camera Assistance

Palesa Pamela Nhlapo

 

Drone Operator

Josh Mzek

 

Sound Mixers

Ntokozo Happy Tshabalala

Mandla Nxumalo

 

Film Colourist and Sound Mixer

Remi Sowa

 

Consultant

Jyoti Mistry

 

CAST

Bongiwe Selane

Dineo Lusenga

Keitumetse Qhali

Ayanda Halimana

Nozipho Nkelemba

Xolile Tshabalala

Palesa Shongwe

Libby Dougherty

Samantha Nell

Mmabatho Kau

 

 

Lindiwe Dovey, originally from South Africa, is a researcher, teacher, film curator and filmmaker. She won a scholarship to do a BA Honors at Harvard University (where she studied film production, film studies and literature), and then won a scholarship to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge (which focused on film adaptation of literature in South Africa and West Africa). Lindiwe’s first dream was to be a filmmaker, but she then moved into academia (she is Professor of Film and Screen Studies at SOAS University of London, where has been based for the past 16 years, and she has written two books and many articles on African cinema) and she has also spent a lot of her time founding, directing, and curating African film festivals in the UK, such as Film Africa, to try to raise the profile and visibility of African cinema globally. Since 2019, she has been the leader of the 6-year, ERC-funded research project ‘African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies’, which has brought together an international team to try to make Screen Studies and the film industry more globally representative and equitable in creative, critical, and activist ways. It is through this project that Lindiwe has returned to her passion for filmmaking and directed From One Woman to Another: The Screen Worlds of Bongiwe Selane (2023) and also Out of the Box: The Screen Worlds of Judy Kibinge (2023) to bring attention to the work of two African women filmmakers who have been inspirational leaders and mentors to others. She is incredibly grateful to Bongiwe and Judy, and to her filmmaking teams in Joburg, Nairobi and London, without whom these films would not have been possible.

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