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COURT Métrage | 1999
Lady was a Mashoza
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 26 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire


Un film de Nokuthula Mazibuko


Black women, known as abo-mshoza, were part of a township, mainly working class, sub-culture called Isipantsula. Isispantsula had its’ hey-day in the late 70s and early 80s. It was modeled around very expensive clothes, a particular dance style, and members prided themselves in being insolent and disregarding authority. The film focuses on a group of five women, now in their early forties, and their anecdotal reminiscences of their wild youth, set against a backdrop of images of Jo’burg and Soweto in the 70s, intercut with 90s urban life and a vibrant 70s disco music track.

SA 1999 26min Video
Dir: Nokuthula Mazibuko


2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa |
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