Gooseberry Grandmother’s Daughter

Today we celebrate Human Rights day in SA and those heroes and sheroes committed to achieving human and environmental rights in our country, even at the cost of their lives.  

This sensitive new documentary, made by filmmaker Julie Laurenz, is about Fikile Ntshangase, the 63 year old woman who was shot dead in her home for challenging Tendele mine, near Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, on 22 October 2020. The film documents her role as an activist being discovered through the eyes of her daughter, Malungelo Xakaza, who meets with people who worked with her mother, as well as neighbours and friends. It is a story of courage and character that is important to share. 

The film has been entered into various international film festivals this year to ensure it reaches a wide audience.

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