Private Project

My Name Is Rose

MY NAME IS ROSE, a story of forced marriage, African tradition and newly discovered love between two young African women coming to terms with a patriarchal society.
Starring Enoch Mnguni, Slindile Dlamini and Zenele Mazibuko, My Name Is Rose looks at the emerging sexuality of a young Zulu princess in rural KZN who flees to Durban to avoid being 'sold' to an older chief for 40 cattle, and in doing so initiates great changes in her world.

  • Mlungisi Msomi
  • Sekara Mafisa
  • Mlungisi Msomi
  • Mlungisi Msomi
  • Sekara Mafisa
  • Slindile Dlamini
    Key Cast
  • Chief Mjabuleleni Enoch Mnguni
    Key Cast
  • Vuyiswa Ngema
    Key Cast
  • Zenzele Mazibuko
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Student Project:
  • Durban Gays and Lesbian Film Festival
    Durban KZN South Africa
    June 19, 2015
    World Premier
Director Biography - Mlungisi Msomi, Sekara Mafisa

Mlungisi Msomi born and raised in the deep heart of the Zulu Kingdom Nongoma RSA and with his husband Sekara Mafisa born and raised in the Maluti Highlands Kingdom
of Lesotho. With their strong rich background of African tradition, cultural social issues. Their aim is to use visuals or digital stories to share the intriguing indigenous knowledge on Gender Identity and Sexuality in African context, and lastly sensitizing community at large with such issues and challenges. Both Mlungisi and Sekara are Traditional Health Practitioners so with the experience and skills they have, they present and unpack African Queer stories of the past and the current so as to document and leave the legacy of the LGBTI people who lived in Africa…Since many people are ignorant and say homosexuality is unAfrican.
Mlungisi Msomi is a Business Accountant in Johannesburg and Sekara Mafisa is a Social Worker and they stay together in the West of Johannesburg, they have been both deeply involved in the LGBTI Development projects in South Africa.

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Director Statement

“The continuity of documenting and telling queer African stories remain close to our hearts and we hope one day LGBTI people will be taken as normal and participate fully without any fear and discrimination in the society