2 of Mmabatho Montsho's films are set to be screened internationally.
Actress, writer and producer, Mmabatho Montsho is being rewarded for her word work. This comes after we learned that two of her latest feature films will be premiering at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).
Joko Ya Hao and The Awards Ceremony will both showcase at the festival in the United States. PAFF is a non-profit corporation that seeks to advance cultural understanding among peoples of African descent through exhibiting art and film. The festival showcases a broad array of Black creative works from all over the world, with emphasis on those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes.
Looking at the vision of the festival, it is befitting that Mmabatho's films get to be seen by a larger audience as they fit the criteria. Joko Ya Hao is a film which
models on the life of late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and stars songbird and activist Simphiwe Dana. While The Award Ceremony educates, supports, and emancipates women in the collaborative venture of filmmaking, especially those who shine a light on women’s stories. Mmabatho's mother, Sindi Montsho as well as Gail Mfokazane star in the film.
Taking to Instagram, the producer wrote, "I say with the greatest & sincerest pride that 2 films I wrote & directed have been selected for the prestigious #PanAfricanFilmFestival2020. Big up to great performances of the cast in #JokoYaHao and #TheAwardCeremony," she also gave credit to the crew.
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