News

'Generation Soweto' Is A Forthcoming Documentary On South African Millennials

'Generation Soweto' is a forthcoming documentary that explores South African youth culture through the eyes of four millennials.


Photo: Johannesburg blogger Neema Nouse (Courtesy of 'Generation Soweto')

A forthcoming documentary promises to offer an inside look into the lives of creatives and entrepreneurs who grew up in South Africa's age of democracy. Titled Generation Soweto, the film follows four millennials as they work towards achieving their personal and professional goals in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The documentary, which the creators are quick to point out is "not a retrospective," offers a look at the current political and social climate of the country, and will also document anti-black racism and gentrification in South Africa alongside the country's recent wave of xenophobic attacks.

Generation Soweto is the brainchild of veteran producer and first-time documentary filmmaker Nisa Ahmed, who is currently campaigning on Indiegogo to raise funds to complete production on the project. "For myself as a black woman and filmmaker it was imperative that I caught stories of triumph and joy with storylines of characters relatable beyond just the continent," Ahmed told us over e-mail. "Because we live in a globally connected world I felt these stories were stories people from all over the world could relate to.”

Watch a preview trailer for Generation Soweto, featuring lifestyle bloggers Twiggy and Sedi of Sleepless In Soweto, and Kearan Fourie, a Sowetan tour guide who plans to open a restaurant across the street from the historic Mandela House, below. Keep up with the project on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo courtesy of 'Generation Soweto'

Photo: Twiggy Moli & Sedi Ramone of Sleepless In Soweto (Courtesy of 'Generation Soweto')

Music
Photo: Courtesy of Emerald East

Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Listen to Makhalanjalo's New Single 'Thand'izinto'

Listen to new artist Makhalanjalo's kwaito single 'Thand'izinto' from the upcoming album 'Amanzi'.