OUR DOCUMENTARY FROM “FROM THE SAME SOIL ” WON SIMA SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS 2015

By junior mayema

our movie From The Same Soil won A Jury Ethos prize in the Social Impact Media Awards! Well done to the whole team, Nicky Newman Danny Mussa EmmanuelNaze Flavier Junior Nsamia Mayema Sergio Carciotto Miranda MadikaneBenitha Vlok Tonia Moller Tony Madikane Laurence Dworkin Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town

here is the full Documentary below :

http://simaawards.org/portfolio-item/from-the-same-soil/

FROM THE SAME SOIL

Director: Nicky Newman
2014 | South Africa | 28 min
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FROM THE SAME SOIL_JURY PRIZE ETHOS

SYNOPSIS

The film portrays the lives of two gay men and one transgender woman who left their home countries because of discrimination and persecution. Now in South Africa they applied for refugee status on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Despite the fact that in South Africa both national laws and international human rights laws protects lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals against any form of discrimination. Flavina, Mussa and Junior have encountered several challenges in their new communities. The film is an emotional personal journey that shows how stigmatization, persecution and violence have turned the protagonists into human rights activists.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Special Jury Prize, Ethos, SIMA 2015

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’

Maya Angelou

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