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Pantsula Dance x UK House: Friend Within 'The Renegade'

UK house outfit Friend Within's video for 'The Renegade' showcases pantsula dance in Soweto.


Just because we've seen this before doesn't make it any less awesome. For the second notable time this year, a UK house outfit has made pantsula dancing a video shoot centerpiece. Whereas Basement Jaxx's Alexandra-shot visuals were a feel good ode to familial love (and house music), the latest from UK Ministry of Sound's Friend Within is a grittier ordeal, with friendly competition taking the place of family ties. The Soweto-set video follows Pantsula Crew, Shakers and Movers, and the 021 B Boys in a vividly shot showdown of moves. Watch the We Are Familia-produced video for "The Renegade" below. [H/T We-Are-Awesome]

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South African Filmmaker Carmen Sangion Unpacks Her Short Film 'Uncertainty'

Uncertainty, a film about a couple's emotional battles during lockdown, forms part of the global nine-chapter anthology project titled One(Nine).

During the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, nine filmmakers isolating in various parts of the world came together for a collective experiment. The global team of female filmmakers worked on short films which formed part of the anthology One(Nine), a nine-chapter project of perspectives and experiences — real, unreal, fiction, non-fiction and everything in between.

The team included Canada's Ingrid Veninger, Mina Shum, Isa Benn and Slater Jewell-Kemker, as well as Dorothee Wenner (Germany), Shengze Zhu (China/USA), Carmen Sangion (South Africa) and Lydia Zimmermann (Spain). One(Nine) premiered digitally at Canada's Female Eye Film Festival that ran from March 12to 29.

For this piece, South Africa's Carmen Sangion dissects Uncertainty, a film which interrogates Black men's vulnerability and mental health struggles through the lens of one couple's relationship battles during lockdown.

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