Youth Films

Girlhood
We meet 5 teenagers sitting in a café in Cape Town, chatting, laughing, enjoying  themselves as teenagers do.  But these seemingly carefree young women have been through a lot. As each girl tells us her individual story we find out about
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Keitumetse’s House 
Keitumetse is a young woman whose parents have died. Living in a village in Botswana, she becomes the sole breadwinner of the family and takes on the role of the parent, raising both her younger siblings and her son. She joins the organisation CEYOHO,
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Khoko’s Story
We meet three friends: Akhona, Sibabalwe and Kuthala. Akhona helps take care of her mother who is HIV+. Her two friends support her during this difficult time, playing with her and assisting her at school. This short film shows us how important love an
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Kwerekwere
Vanessa is originally from Angola and is living in Cape Town. She interviews her peers at school about their experiences, thoughts and feelings towards people from different backgrounds. Vanessa decides to stay strong and positive, even as she finds ou
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Marafiki
Shot in Zanzibar, Marafiki (meaning friends) is a story about two girls dealing with their HIV+ status and the discrimination they face.  With the help of friends, family and a support group, these two strong characters learn not to lose hope as t
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MXit 
There’s a new craze in Cape Town. MXit: a cellphone service that allows you to send messages at a very low cost, giving kids the chance to have long chats with both friends and strangers. While some kids at Kensington High School enjoy the benefi
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Never too late
Harriet Kawelenga has not had an easy life; forced to drop out of school after her father’s death, having her property taken away and bearing two children without a partner to support her, she is now the sole provider for both her children an
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Tariro – Hope
Tecla Tambandini was raped as a young girl. Since then she has lived with HIV. Selling vegetables at the market the 24 year old is also the sole breadwinner of the family, taking care of her mother and two younger siblings.  Despite it all, she ha
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Thinking about it
A group of Zambian youths talk openly about sex and their personal sexual encounters. As they share their experiences, a wide range of values and morals concerning sexual behaviours are discussed. From abstinence to condom use and peer pressure, we get
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