I don’t want another street protest, again
I don’t want to wear a doek, again
Hell, I don’t want to wear black again
I don’t want to watch my back when I am walking on the street, again
I don’t want to defend myself in my house, again
I don’t want to sit like a girl
I don’t want to cover up my thighs
I don’t want to mince my words, again
I don’t want to wince every time you lift your hand, again
I don’t want to scream ‘No’ as you thrust your penis in forcefully, again
And I really don’t want to die. Again.
About Stephina Zwane
Directing TV inserts was where it all started, ten years ago when she started working behind the scenes after years as on-screen talent.
After writing and directing her first TV film in 2012, it was only a matter of time until she moved to feature films. In 2016 she wrote and directed Love and Kwaito (2016) which was the official selection for the Jo’burg Film Festival in 2016 as well as the Ugu Film Festival in 2016.
Her second feature film as a writer and director, Baby Mamas (2018) was released in October in Southern African cinemas including in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland. It was officially selected to be part of the 2018 Toronto Black Film Festival in May, the Durban International Film Festival in July as well as Lights, Camera, Africa Film Festival in September in Lagos as a closing film.
Her love for storytelling using words and visuals has made her a force to be reckoned with.