It was once an industry that people of colour and even women could only dream of working in. Now film, television, animation and commercials are more inclusive than ever – or are they? Kim Crowie explores the triumphs and pitfalls of transformation.
Since 1994 South Africa has had a freer, more inclusive film and television industry. Companies that once would never have been able to exist now create content for the public broadcaster, for DStv, eTV, and many internationals. Government, too, has been proactive in fostering transformation initiatives; the most recent of which was the launch of the Emerging Black Filmmakers’ Transformation Fund a few years ago. But although it seems like rainbows and butterflies on the surface, there’s a world just below that tells a different tale.
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