SHE DID THAT is a female filmmaker's showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Director Samantha Nell from Gentlemen Films, Director Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films and Editor Itu Nomtshongwana from The Syndicate.
Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films explores black identity in a Nowness short film ‘The Dream That Refused Me’
Commissioned by well-known cultural platform NOWNESS and created by Romance Films, ‘The Dream That Refused Me’ is a visual poem that explores black identity through dance, digital filters, and collage artwork. We sat down with Director Jabu Nadia Newman to unpack this striking and surreal film.