Sisterhood Cinema is a nation-wide committee which operates under the national organisation, SWIFT. dedicated to showcasing women-driven cinema and television from South Africa, Africa, its diaspora and the world. Sisterhood Cinema spotlights the work of women filmmakers and content producers both on-screen and behind the camera. Content and films made by women are screened and supported with publicity to ensure that we grow an appreciation and therefore an audience for women driven cinema and television, as well as inspire dialogue that begins to question the representation of women in our films and television viewing.
Events to date
- successful screening of an award winning South African female directed film, ‘Dis Ek, Anna’. (With director, Sara Blecher and lead actress in attendance.)
- successful screening of, the female dominated cast and crew, ‘Isithunzi’. (With broadcaster, cast and crew in attendance.)
- successful screening of, the female dominated cast and crew, ‘Lockdown’. (With broadcaster, cast and crew in attendance.)
- Launch of the Girls Go To Cinema campaign. Taking previously disadvantaged young girls on a full cinematic experience including the screening of films with strong female representation on screen and behind the camera. This is done alongside local SWIFT mentors. ‘Hidden Figures’ was our first. (This was supported and funded by NFVF and JFO.) ‘Black Panther’ is our next! (Please get in touch with us if you’d like to support/get involved.)