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HER: A Disintegrated Notion

HER - A Disintegrated Notion is a film looking to bring to light the true narrative of an everyday Zimbabwean woman. Perception plays a very big role in how women are viewed, the idea of what a woman is and what she faces in Zimbabwe is completely different from what is real and on the ground. The idea (Notion) is blurred, obscured and fantasized (Disintegrated). Statics will show that she is at a disadvantage in many scenarios be it with her health, her work, her home, her environment and surroundings. Supported by Accountability Lab.

  • Sikhanyisiwe Sebata
  • Sikhanyisiwe Sebata
  • Dexter Fundire
  • Patra Mathe
    Key Cast
  • Abigail Nyathi
    Key Cast
  • Stephan Wabaya
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
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  • Bokola Film Festival
    August 27, 2021
    Harare Premier
  • 4th Screen Online Media Awards

  • Zimbabwe International Film Festival
    September 14, 2022
  • SOTAMBE International Film Festival
    September 20, 2022
  • African Film Festival New Zealand

    New Zealand
  • Africa International Human Rights Film Festival
    December 10, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sikhanyisiwe Sebata

Sikhanyisiwe is a multi-talented creative, with multi-awards in the creative sector, who is part of a new breed of creative, social entrepreneurs, passionate about social justice & sustainability. I am a contemporary human rights advocate, working across, cross cutting human rights issues through telling the stories of underrepresented, rural populations through multiple artistic dimensions. She is an Accountability Lab Zimbabwe Film Fellow for 2020, A Mandela Washington Fellow For 2021 and An Academy For Women Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur for 2021. Her work has been showcased on multiple platforms such as the European Union's He For She Campaign, UNFPA's Education Plus Initiative For World Aids Day and various platforms in her country of residence through Accountability Lab and The US Embassy, It has been part of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Consultants within the Civic Society space use it as a reference point for research as well as understanding of different social issues within communities in Zimbabwe.

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Director Statement

As a creative who lives in a marginalized area in my country, I felt is was important to direct and tell our story our own way in view of different narratives that do not necessarily push the agenda of those we seek to empower. I hope the viewer can put themselves in the shoes of the women who are represented in this film through symbolism and understand their needs and the plight of marginalized and rural women all over Africa.