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Maganthrie Pillay

Maganthrie has worked across television, features, film and arts festivals and film training often collaborating with producer Dingi Ntuli in their film production company Masala Film Works. She became the first black to direct a feature film in South Africa, 34 South in 2005 (Premiered at Pan African Film Festival in LA). She has worked as Episode Director and Production and Post Production Supervisor on the acclaimed reality show Imagine Afrika.

She was a senior content producer on Rise – Talk Show Hosted by Kgomotso Matsunyane and Lebo Ramofoko on SABC1. Maganthrie has directed over 40 documentaries for television, UN agencies and other organizations, she directed her second feature in the USA, Austin Texas. One of her passions has been working to get films to local audiences. She loves Breaking it down, teaching film to different constituencies.

Currently, she is developing a documentary called Descendants, The Journey Home. Maganthrie has been an activist on many fronts, she has published and read her poetry on many platforms, directed and produced various poetry inspired performances like, Manje!, Red Rituals and Maps of Memory.