EVERYTHING MUST COME TO LIGHT
South Africa/Brazil, 2002, Mini DV PAL – 25 minutes – 4:3
English Subtitles – Copyright: GALA 2002
Mpumi Njinge delves into the unique life style of three women who live in Soweto, South Africa, and practice as Sangomas: Jama, Tshidi and Gog Lindi.
They are articulate, sympathetic women who share their unusual stories in a realm that is often shrouded in silence and secrecy. After leaving their husbands, two of the women were able to explore their sexuality in relation to other women as a result of their dominant male ancestors instructing them to take wives. The relationship with their ancestors and the roles that they play in their healing powers and their sexuality are focal points in this documentary, which is supported by unique township visuals and original soundtracks.
Writer / Director:
Paulo Alberton & Mpumi Njinge
Ruth Morgan, GALA, OIAFF
Director of Photography:
Ruth Morgan, Mpumi Njinge, Graeme Reid
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Out In Africa Gay And Lesbian Film Festival