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13 December 2019

Fresh wounds.

by Andrew MacGregor

1st for Women Foundation: “Uyinene Mrwetyana” - 66s

One of sixteen films produced for South Africa's 1st for Women Foundation, this gut-wrenching instalment draws attention to the rape and murder of 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana in a Cape Town post office. Released to mark both Mrwetyana's memory and her killer's life sentence, the film is also inextricably linked to the country's #AmINext movement.

As South Africans take to the streets in protest at increasing violent and sexual crimes against women, the advertised foundation demand a safer future for its members. Director Jeana Theron's opaque visuals and a dignified voiceover underline what's at stake here, as a population under threat reaches breaking point.

Director: Jeana Theron ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Annex Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)

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