Ribbon Tooth

"Ribbon Tooth" is a neo-noir music video where we observe a young woman struggling with writer’s block as she is forced to face the paradoxical dreamlike nature of her own existence. Following a period of internal distress, she finally crosses the line that separates her inner and outer worlds in the hope to find the answers she longs for.

  • Sara CF de Gouveia
    The Sound of Masks, Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat In Five Movements, Ngiyaphila: Spirituality & Sexuality
  • Sara CF de Gouveia
    The Sound of Masks, Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat In Five Movements
  • Reinette Du Toit
  • Julia Ramsay
    Hunted For Their Body Parts, Lonmin: Put Your House In Order
  • Siphokazi Khuboni
    Key Cast
  • Felix Seuffert
    Forerunners, Port Nolloth: between a Rock and a Hard Place, Orbis
  • Sara CF de Gouveia
    Tomorrow’s Leaders (short), Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat In Five Movements (mid-length)
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Shooting Format:
    HD digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • NY Portuguese Short Film Festival
    New York, Winnipeg, London, Cascais and Maputo
    NY Premiere
  • Austin Music Video Festival
    United States
Director Biography - Sara CF de Gouveia

Born in Lisbon, Sara Gouveia is an award winning filmmaker and photographer. Her documentary “Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements" won the audience award for Best Feature Length Documentary Film at the Tri Continental Film Festival 2011 and screened at festivals worldwide. Sara’s short dance film “Scarlet Days” won the Jury Award for Best Film at the 5thInShadow Festival 2013 and her spec ad for Axe "Modern Man"won Second place in the Mofilm Global Axe Competition 2015.

Sara has worked as a writer, director and cinematographer in commercials, online campaigns and short documentaries for various clients such as Axe, Guinness, Amnesty International, Regency, China Central TV, University of Cape Town, Human Science and Resource Centre and Project 90x2030 and has created a number of music videos for South African artists.

More recently Sara directed the films "Lonmin: Put your house in order" and “Hunted for their Body Parts” for Amnesty International, their second most successful campaign of 2016. She also directed the film “NGIYAPHILA: Spirituality and Sexuality” for Steps for the Future, which is being launched at the 2016 AIDS conference in Durban. Sara is currently in production with the feature documentary "The Sound of Masks" in Mozambique, which is being supported by the N.F.V.F., the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund & the IDFA Bertha Fund.

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Director Statement

What interested me in exploring this concept was the idea that we all live simultaneously in two worlds and we often find it hard to connect the two. We navigate between the realm of “reality” where we interact with the outside world, and the almost fictional realm of our minds, where anything is possible. I am interested in exploring the line where these two spheres collide.