It was our second screening and we still didn´t know what to expect – the organisers here were also very kind and attentive.
The audience was quite at the end of the screening and seemed very moved. Again people were interested in knowing about how they could participate and support us. Some viewers were wondering why the documentary was not portraying any white people or why is is not showing statements of city officials.

We, the film-makers, wanted to get the point of view from protagonists in the townships of Cape Town. And since there is no white people living there, there was no reason to include one. Most TV documentaries about Cape Town are filmed out of the white perspective. We would also like to use this opportunity to explain the missing commentary/narrator. We think that a narrating voice is in between the viewer and the protagonist and „predigests“ the issues. That is also the reason why we don´t include „experts“ talking about issues. The film is meant to touch people by seeing and feeling through the protagonists eyes. We hope to touch the viewers so that they identify with the protagonists and start looking for more information after the film- in books, in magazines, in the internet etc. Our hope is that they will become active themselves.

The other question was if there are any white people supporting the anti evicition campaign.
There is white participation, but more in a supporting role because we say those who feel it must lead  it. We do not like to refer to colour because we have been indoctrinated for 500 years to do so while we acknowledge that in South Africa white still means privilege. At the same time there are some poor white people in Cape Town too and we support them with our organisation.

There were also South African students in the audience. They were overwhelmed that they do not have to explain themselves any more to other people because they feel their story is being told in the film.

An audience member will organise us some communication tools (computer/phone) to take back to South Africa. That will solve our communication problem and also helps with media. Thank you Glenda – power to the people!

And thanks very much Barbara for the excellent organisation!