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Zamo Mkhwanazi

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Zamo Mkhwanazi has made history by becoming the first black South African director to present a narrative film at the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance received 10397 submissions for short films and only 74 were selected; that's a 0,7 acceptance rate. Sundance is widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and attended by more than 120,000 people annually. This will be the USA premiere of Sadla. The film’s world premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. 

Attending Sundance is a costly exercise and the announcement of the final line-up comes at a time when most of the film funding bodies have exhausted their 2019 budgets. It would be a pity if Zamo is unable to represent South Africa at the festival. As a result, a crowdfunding campaign has been launced to cover her flights, accommodation and living expenses. These are the rewards for everyone who makes a financial contribution:

R200 - R1000: Social Media Shout Out

R1000 - R5000: Social Media Shout Out Plus Autographed EBook With Behind The Scenes Photos Of 'Sadla'

R5000 and Above: Social Media Shout Out, Autographed EBook With Behind The Scenes Photos Of 'Sadla' Plus Associate Producer Credit In Film

R10 000 and Above: Social Media Shout Out, Autographed EBook With Behind The Scenes Photos Of 'Sadla', Associate Producer Credit In Film Plus Invitation To Private Screening of 'Sadla'

FILM SYNOPSIS

Sadla is a simple study in shifting power paradigms. At first, the viewer follows young Nathi’s journey – running an errand and then sharing the experience – but lands squarely on the observer in this tautly drawn drama humming with the undercurrent of today’s society. 

When questioned about her choice of police brutality as the film’s subject matter, Mkhwanazi had this to say, “The violence of the police towards black bodies has become ever more highlighted with the global impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and in South Africa, with the student protest movements sweeping the country. And were made starkly clear with the deaths of Andries Tatane, a man who was protesting for water who was shot on live television by the police, and the Marikana Massacre where 34 black miners were murdered for asking for the same wage as white workers. Thus the purpose of this film is an attempt to start talking across these divides amongst the victimised”.

Sundance begins on the 23rd of January so we don't have much time! Contribute today!

Donations

  • Jan 15, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Well done on the getting the nomination! " - Dipuo Goci

  • Jan 14, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "You are Loved ! " - ANON - M R H

  • Jan 09, 2020 - USD $ 55.57
  • "Great for you Zamo ! " - Furtwängler Mathilde

  • Jan 08, 2020 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck babe! Super proud " - Zanele Luvuno

  • Jan 03, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Well done Zamo, we are very proud of you! " - Ayivor Family

  • Jan 02, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "congra, dade. " - duduzile

  • Jan 02, 2020 - USD $ 60.00
  • "Well done Zamo!" - Azania M

  • Jan 02, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "go forth and conquer, HWoAH" - Joseph Gaylard

  • Jan 01, 2020 - USD $ 35.60
  • "I’m proud to be an ever so little part of making this possible :-) Good luck at Sundance!" - Ida

  • Jan 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "love and respect!" - Naadira

  • Jan 01, 2020 - R 1 028.20
  • "go get 'em Zamo!!!" - Busisiwe Ntintili

  • Dec 31, 2019 - USD $ 35.54
  • "With lots of love Zet ????" - Sthembile

  • Dec 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Filmmaker. History maker. 

    " - Lisa Henry

  • Dec 31, 2019 - USD $ 71.09
  • "Zamo, your bravery and tenacity as a filmmaker inspire me. I'm so very proud of you for your achievement this far and I wish you all the very best! Love from Shadi Chauke, SWIFT sister. " - Shadi Chauke

  • Dec 30, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "Well done Zamo ~ Uber proud of you " - Lusanda

  • Dec 30, 2019 - R 203.50
  • "All the best guys!!" - Mags Shivanda

  • Dec 30, 2019 - USD $ 200.00
  • "You MUST Go To Sundance. Congratulations sister. Please bring the movie to EU festivals as well" - Tutu & Ewout

  • Dec 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Well done Zamo " - Anon

  • Dec 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for BLAZING THE TRAIL always, Zamo. " - Nomusa Nkabinde

  • Dec 29, 2019 - USD $ 142.39
  • "Love from NYC" - jt

  • Dec 29, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Sadla Goes to Sundance! Well deserved Congratulations Zamo and Team!" - Mariza

  • Dec 29, 2019 - USD $ 711.97
  • "Best of luck with th festival " - Makgoadi Makgoba

  • Dec 28, 2019 - USD $ 71.20
  • "x " - Jac

  • Dec 27, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "All the best Zamo" - Zandile

  • Dec 27, 2019 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Congratulations- hope this little bit helps, from one filmmaker to another!" - Mel beauford

  • Dec 25, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "This is a token of my belief in you. Go get 'em! xxx" - Tracey-Lee Rainers

  • Dec 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 3 152.10
  • "Félicitations, bravo et continue sur ce beau chemin... " - Viviane Furtwängler

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 98.37
  • "<3" - Olivia

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Let's get Zama to Sundance!" - Rae Human

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    You are South Africa's OFFICIAL SELECTION

    " - Natives At Large

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 35.13
  • "Go get 'em tiger! ???? Will send more later" - Sthembile

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Some few cents and lots of love. Bon Voyage!" - Nicola Rauch

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Well done baby sis on your achievement! Now you go and show them what you’re made of. All the best sweetheart!" - Khumbu Mkhize

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 4 996.02
  • "Proud to continue supporting our Hyphenate Fellow on this life changing journey. " - Adetoro Makinde

  • Dec 21, 2019 - USD $ 140.53
  • "Bravo" - Patrick de Rham

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 750.00
  • "Well done :) I may not know you personally , I believe your life is a product of the chances take and the choices you make. Go grab this chance ????" - Mo Modise

  • Dec 21, 2019 - USD $ 105.39
  • "Congratulations Zamo" - Kevin Cline

  • Dec 21, 2019 - USD $ 70.26
  • "Congrats congrats!" - Alex Burger

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Halala my sister. You are my inspiration. Your spirit keeps me going" - Bongi Ndaba

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 17.46
  • "good luck!" - MILA AUNG-THWIN

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Plutôt Zamo que le trou de la FeVi !" - Chüss

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Brilliant work Zamo" - Mr Q

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Zamo!" - J

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 104.76
  • "All the best of luck!" - Flurina and Skilz

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing all the best in this journey. Traveling mercies and God's grace be upon you." - Mr. B

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 69.84
  • "With all our support!! " - Theo & Denis

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "All the best and keep telling these stories. We are proud and inspired by your works." - Zola Nelani

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 7.62
  • "Best of luck!" - Shelagh Rowan-Legg

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Congratulations Zamo! Go go go! " - Harriet Gavshon

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You inspire us so much Zamo. Well done. Here's to you at Sundance! " - Sara Chitambo

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Respect and admiration x" - Jenna Bass

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 104.40
  • "Go Zamo! x" - Danis G

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "So proud of you????????" - Maba

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Yaaay! Good luck! " - Tshego Molete Khanyile

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 130.68
  • "This is a great historic moment! I wish you all the luck, bring it home!" - JJ

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 69.60
  • "Congratulations!! You've made us proud!" - Makungu

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 278.40
  • "Congratulations on an amazing career and more to come !" - MC

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 20.88
  • "So much fire Zamo. Well done and kick ass at the fest. " - Samantha Nell

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 104.40
  • "Supporting you from Switzerland - go and show them who you are! " - Katie

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Well done and good luck Zamo! Get some earmuffs for Park City!!! :-)" - Neil Brandt

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 13.92
  • "Supporting you from Canada!" - Jane Schoettle

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 34.80
  • "All the best " - Anonymous

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My name is Sihle Hlophe. I am a filmmaker and I am raising funds for Ms. Zamo Mkhwanazi. - a filmmaker.  "Sadla" has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival. It is the first fiction film by a black South African director to be selected for this particular festival and I strongly believe that it would be a crying shame if Zamo is not able to attend the festival due to lack of funds.