A Documentary on IAWA is in the Works


Twilight Ebb Productions also attended our July camp to document IAWA's work to date. Filmmakers James Williams and Paul Stafford, from the US and UK respectively, graciously agreed to create the documentary pro bono.

To provide a well-rounded perspective, the documentary will not only tell IAWA’s story, but also the plight of unemployed South African youth and the challenges they must overcome.  

"I truly didn't know what to expect traveling to South Africa except that I'd be helping tell IAWA and Meisha's story," James stated. "What I came away with was an enlightening experience as a visitor to the Bafokeng culture and the privilege of meeting 20 of the brightest teenagers in South Africa!" 

James and Paul, also took four aspiring filmmakers under their wing.  The four local youth-out-of-school spent a week volunteering on set learning the ins and outs of lighting, sound, and shooting. "We learned so much.  We really appreciate everything that Paul and James did for us. It really means a lot," shared 0mphemetse Motene.  

The final film will be no more than 20 minutes in length. We are looking forward to welcoming Twilight Ebb back to Phokeng, April 2018, to share the final film.  Everyone that participated in the film will be invited to the opening release.