Cascoland Mafikeng 2010
After obtaining a BA and B.Dram Hons at the University of Stellenbosch, Miki moved to Johannesburg where she worked as Freelance Stage Manager, Director and Drama teacher at FUBA (Federated Union of Black Artists).
She started work in television as researcher, editor and scriptwriter. She later became freelance director and cameraperson. She has worked extensively on the African continent for both local and international broadcasters. Since 2000 she has been based in Cape Town, producing a diverse body of documentary films. Her films have been well-received by local broadcasters as well as the international documentary festival circuit. She recently won the Ousmane Sembene Films for Development Award at the 12th Zanzibar International Film Festival for her debut feature documentary, KEISKAMMA – A STORY OF LOVE.
Films directed/produced include:
Fire and the Crescent Moon (ETV 2000)
Gangsters And Bioscopes (MNET 2001)
Spirits of the Uhadi (SABC1)
All About Art (MNET 2004)
Keiskamma – A Story of Love (SABC 2007, IDFA, RIDM 2007, Cinema Politica, Canada, 2008, Opening night feature, Romania, Thessaloniki festival and Athens cinema screenings 2009,)
Brass Boys (ETV, IDFA 2007)
Congo My Foot (Filmmakers Against Racism 2008 Audience Award – Best Short Documentary Tri-Continents Film Festival)
Her passion lies in telling stories, which reflect the world we live in. Her work aims to be visually evocative, while at the same remaining true to the content, approaching stories with questions rather than answers.
In 2007 she completed her first feature documentary, Keiskamma – A Story of Love, a moving story about a small Eastern Cape village on the banks of the Keiskamma River. The film is still travelling extensively on the international festival circuit and has received a great deal of critical acclaim. It was awarded the Ousmane-Sembène-Films for Development Award at ZIFF 2009.
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