By: Jenna-Lee Strugnell
Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015
This month Tales of Turning released their first short film. After completing a film course for NGOs run by Grace and Film Craft, we started preparing to write, film and edit a short visual story.
The film offers a glimpse into the Narrative Foundation's project which works with vulnerable mothers in South Africa. As the story grows with the Tree of Life it offers viewers insight into Narrative Therapy techniques as well as the hopes and dreams of vulnerable mothers.
The film was directed by actress and singer Caitlin Kilburn with animation work by experienced animator Tessa Comrie. Londiwe Ngema took the leading role in the film to represent the vulnerable mothers who are part of the Tales of Turning project.
After seeing our script brought to life we were proud to screen the film at a film festival which was hosted at Grace Family Church. The evening featured films from eleven NGOs and was attended by the wider Umhlanga community as well as NGO representatives. Not only was it a fun occasion, it was also an exciting opportunity to learn more about the other NGOs who are working hard to play a role in community upliftment.
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Take a look at the Tales of Turning film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InFm5XvRno0