Bold, inspiring and poetic visual art is created every day in townships across South Africa.

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Poets from the Cape Town communities recite beautiful poems with strong HIV prevention messages, put lyrically to music and enhanced by cut-aways.

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Many young people feel that the recent London riots in the summer of 2011 happened due to young people feeling angry at being isolated from mainstream society. This film shows the personal story of a young woman with a lack of prospects, stuck in a cycle of destruction.

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In this episode of Word Iz, the WFC team profile rapper, Ncedisa. Graphics and archive footage enhance the story ad message of this artist’s lyrics. Word Iz chose a local music artist from the community and produced a music video / Vlog to accompany thier performance. Word Iz was broadcast on Mxit, a South African […]

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In this episode of Word Iz, the WFC team profile rapper, Loskop. Graphics and archive footage enhance the story ad message of this artist’s lyrics. Word Iz chose a local music artist from the community and produced a music video / Vlog to accompany their performance. Word Iz was broadcast on Mxit, a South African […]

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Word Iz director, Manez Sobetwa, advertising the latest episode in the series. Word Iz was broadcast on Mxit, a South African mobile phone social network which at the time had 25 million active users. The series was broadcast every week for three months and the films were available for download

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission – a poetic response. This film was one episode in a series commissioned by Mxit, South Africa’s popular mobile social network. The WFC team produced one episode of Word Iz every week for three months. This was broadcast on a mobile platform on Mxit, which the guys helped to design. […]

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This film was inspired by the poem “Anti Social Behaviour Orders” written by Felix Dennis. It was created by six young people in East London in a Visual Art workshop which examined the relationship between video and written text.

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This Film was inspired by the poem “Not all things go wrong” written by Felix Dennis. It was created by six young people in East London during a Visual Art Workshop, where they learned stop motion animation and several new experimental editing techniques.

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