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Cape Town Duo shifts the narrative

November 22, 2020

Took a while, nonetheless, who sang the song a change is gonna come?

Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon recently won the award for Best Narrative at the 23rd Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Festival in the US for their movie Barakat. They’ve also just wrapped production for their drama series Skemerdans. Picture: Supplied

The duo, founders of the production company, Paperjet Films, are not only writing, directing and producing award-winning film and television told from the lens of their lived experiences, but theyโ€™re creating opportunities for other industry creatives from minority groups to get in on the action. โ€œOur goal is and always has been to open up the doors of the film and television industry for people who look like us,โ€ said Jephta.

Ek is skoons in my noppies vir die twee.


Their critically acclaimed Barakat, about an aging matriarch who aims to bring together her fractured, dysfunctional family over Eid-al-Fitr to break the news about her new romance, includes an all-star cast. Big names such as Vinette Ebrahim of 7de Laan fame, TV and film actor, Leslie Fong and the popular comedian, Joey Rasdien are just some of the faces you can expect to see when the film is released in May 2021.


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