TWO HUES

Weaam Williams/Dominique Josie, South Africa, 2020

15 min, English with English subtitles

Two Hues is a short psychological drama and an exploration of the artistic nature of a manic-depressive. The film delves into the world of the feminine psyche and explores the duality of patriarchy. Natasa, is a bipolar photographer, and a silent victim of rape, who lives with her parents. She is pressured by her family to marry and wear a hijab (the Muslim headscarf) whilst at work women’s bodies are being used to sell products.

DIRECTORS' BIOGRAPHIES

Weaam Williams is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with poetry, music and film. She started in the film and TV industry as a screen-writer for the popular South African youth drama series, Soul Buddyz, whilst occupying the theatre space as a poet and performer. Her documentary directorial debut, Hip-Hop Revolution, had its International Premiere at Silverdocs in 2007 where it was a Jury shortlist for Best Music Film. It won the Best Edited Film Award at NYC Reel Sisters Film Festival in 2008, and has been broadcasted in 28 countries.

Dominique Josie directed her first narrative episode under the guidance of mentor Travis Taute from Gambit Films. She then went on to produce and direct a series of short horror films for DSTV online. Inspired by her love for dance, Dominique produced Rumba in the Jungle – the Return, A dance documentary which has been screened locally and internationally at the Montreal Black Filmmaker’s Festival and Cascadia Dance Film Festival in Canada . She directed the short film Rooilug (Red Air) which premiered at the Silwerskerm Film Festival in August 2019 and was nominated for 8 awards including best short film and best director.

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