#Singabantu Wins International United Nations Award!
Singabantu - "We are human", is an Afrophobia awareness short film shot in the remains of a Rosettenville house burnt to the ground during service delivery protests that turned into a nationwide wave of Afrophobic attacks.
The video stars a diverse group of African immigrant youth in South Africa sharing the daily plight they face being “foreigners” in South Africa, they make reference to different stereotypes attached to their home countries and end off with a call for unity, love and tolerance.
“I am really excited and the win, I am also shocked that my first attempt at writing and directing could receive such recognition."— Louise Kanza, co-founder of Sophie A Kanza Foundation
The video was launched for Africa Month, it also aired on TRACE Africa where it was viewed in over 18 countries. #Singabantu was firstly shortlisted in the Top 60 out of 320worldwide entries by PLURAL +, a youth festival on Migration run by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
The video has won the “I Am Migrant” award. The award ceremony will take place on the 10th of November in New York City where the winners will be officially announced. They were the only African winners for the entire festival this year.
You can view it below:
Sophie A Kanza Foundation is a fully self-funded youth led organization led by Sophie & Louise Kanza who immigrated to South Africa as toddlers. They use pan-Africanism to spread love, peace and tolerance in a number of youth volunteerism projects.
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