Apr. 30, 2014 05:52PM EST
WarChild is a short film about Soweto boxer Rofhiwa Maeumi from Johannesburg's 3Quarter Pictures (I See A Different You).
<p><em>WarChild</em> takes us on the emotional journey of a champion-in-waiting. <strong>Rofhiwa Maemu</strong>, a South African boxer from Pimville, is an up-and-comer ranking in the top ten nationally. Currently residing in Soweto, Maemu has been working tirelessly towards professional fighting without access to a gym, a coach, or sponsorship. Though short, <em>WarChild</em> is a beautifully shot exploration into the dedication and unbreakable will of a young man, unknown to many, but determined to be a formidable force.</p><p>The film is the first of such creative pieces from Johannesburg's <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/3quarterpictures" target="_blank">3Quarter Pictures</a></strong>, a production company started by <strong><a href="http://iseeadifferentyou.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">I See A Different You</a></strong>. For those not familiar with the Soweto-based trio comprised of twins <strong>Fhatuwani</strong> and <strong>Rendani Muhkeli</strong> and their good friend <strong>Vuyo Mpantsha</strong>, I See A Different You is a powerful creative force transforming the visual narratives of Soweto and cities across the continent. They're also known for their impeccable sense of style and were <a href="http://studioafrica.tumblr.com/i-see-a-different-you" target="_blank">featured</a> most notably on <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/03/12/diesel-edun-studio-africa-launch-campaign/" target="_blank">Diesel + Edun's Studio Africa</a></strong> campaign last year. It is their eye for the unusual and the untold story that drove them to create 3Quarter Pictures as a platform to shoot commercials and short films. Watch <em>WarChild</em> in full and catch a behind-the-scenes clip from I See A Different You below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p> <iframe id="//player.vimeo.com/video/91862213?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/91862213?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0"></iframe> </p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ebd2780e96bf50541fb4c0aed65a8c11"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aZ1NjJPq6oI?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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