A chronicle of the journey of three soldiers forced to survive in a war that they did not choose. As the war against women rages around them, they attempt to find solace to process their pain under the constant threat of their enemy lurking in the shadows. They call out the violent culture of harassment, abuse, rape and femicide, it is a necessary pause, an exhale and insight into the experience of living as a woman.


Siphokazi Jonas, Hope Netshivhambe, Babalwa Makwetu

directed by

Shane Vermooten

director's bio

Shane Vermooten is an alumni of President Obama's Young African Leaders initiative, Mandela Washington Fellow and a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African. He has filmed in 21 countries and as a director, his work has won awards around the world. He won Best Narrative Short at PAFF 2014 for "Freedom Road."


Siphokazi Jonas, Hope Netshivhambe, Babalwa Makwetu, Shane Vermooten


Bianca Schmitz, Siphokazi Jonas


25 minutes


South Africa


Short Narrative


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