Conceptualised and Directed by Syd Ndlovu, with poetry from Moagi Kai and Hardy Mavenge, “In my Shoes” takes us on a multilayered journey of one and many human beings, from the perspective of their shoes. The film encourages the viewer to explore the concept of home. As the journey continues, we are introduced to a different idea of home, a home away from home. But as we look closer, as we walk further in, we are suffocated by the smell of broken promises and lost dreams. We are introduced to a pandemic, that is layered upon another. This pandemic has not been silent, yet it is clearly not heard. This pandemic is not hidden, yet it is clearly unseen. The condition of the black man, woman and child in a home away from home. Our shoes have been doing the walking, but maybe this time if they are the ones doing the talking, we will finally be heard. Or better yet, maybe we will finally hear ourselves. And maybe when we hear ourselves in the thick of this noise, we will understand the kind of noise that we can make, that has the power to silence this, white noise.
In My Shoes
- Ticket Price: R20.00
- Genre: Poetry
- Duration (minutes): 6mins
- Ages: All
- Release Date: July 21, 2021 15:00 - August 31, 2021 23:59
- Language: English & SeTswana
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Conceptualized and directed by: Sydney Ndhlovu
Voice by: Sydney Ndhlovu and Moagi Kai
Actor: Tshepo Matlala
Music by: Meredith
Text by: Hardy Mavenge and Moagi Kai
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sydney Ndhlovu is a multi-skilled graduate of The Market Theatre Lab who prides himself in his leadership, work ethic and strong artistic voice. In 2019, he performed in ‘No Easter Sunday For Queers’ (directed by Mwenya Kabwe) and ‘Eclipsed’ (directed by Sylvaine Strike), which both went on to win Naledi Awards in 2020. He also worked as a sound technician on the Naledi Theatre Award Nominated production ‘Rhinoceros’ (directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and Billy Langa). Syd is currently a producer, writer and DOP on South Africa’s number 1 comedy and commentary online show “The Regular Post with Phillip Dikotla”. He is interested in continental collaborative work as he believes in telling the untold African stories.