Private Project

Kgosi Mampuru II: An out cry from the North.

HEADLINE: A story that questions the shaming of the Marote Dynasty through revisionist history, lies and omissions by the educational institutions, political organizations, Hendrik Potgieter, FW De Klerk, Alexander Merensky and other progressives to destroy Azania (the Republic of South Africa).
TIMING: The largest North Sotho speaking people, Bapedi. They arrived in the Northern Province, present day Limpopo around 1650, and became powerful after subjugating the Kopa, Kone and Tau Chiefdoms, amongst others. They incorporated some aspects of the cultures older population such as totems, and the koma (circumcision) lodges, and announced they were ritual superiors over subordinate chiefs.
TYPE OF CONTENT: This story is in its development stage, therefore a sample footage will accompany this document. However it is translated from Northern Sotho (Sepedi) with subtitles.
SUMMARY: The story is meant to tell the history of Marote Dynasty, from Sekhukhune to Mampuru. My film will show this in action by exploring (situations). The main conflict between Kgosi ya Bapedi and the Boers. Ultimately I want the audience to feel the injustice and the oppression the black people have been experiencing since the beginning of time. And to understand that apartheid is still in existence in other parts of the country in current day South Africa.

  • Tshepiso Mahlangu
    Director
    Umnakwabo
  • Tshepiso Mahlangu
    Writer
    Umnakwabo
  • Kgopotso Makoti
    Key Cast
  • Dr Maupye
    Key Cast
  • Dr Moela
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tshepiso Mahlangu

Tshepiso Mahlangu was born in 1981 May 27, rose in the dusty streets of Vosloorus. He is the son to the late Bathabile Matlala and Richard Mahlangu. He is recognized as a revolutionary in the performing arts and the creative industry;

 Professionally, he has worked in different production locally and internationally.

 He has been composing music as early as the age of 14 years,

 He has collaborated with different professionals in the creative industry,

 He also founded the dance academy called Humbledrop Institute,

In 1999, Tshepiso studied the principles of music with Sibikwa Community Art Centre/Trinity School of Music, where he specialized in articulation, composition and arrangement, music performance and the percussion principles. Two years later he joints the Music Academy of Gauteng under the supervision of Nomvula Mahlomakhulu. In developing his career he later jointed the South African Screen Writer Association in 2004, where he studied the principles of screenwriting. Therefore in 2005 he worked as a playwright where he worked as a dancer, and director, with Novensi Organization and Intsholo Indigenous.

Between 2005 and 2007, He portrayed grate roles of being man of history and martial artist; Mbuyisa June 16, Mine shaft, Ubuntu base Africa, from contemp to me, meet me there, Dinaka, Ingwenyama.

Tshepiso conceived each new work in its entirety – dance, music, acting and creative writing. He continued studying, enrolled for performing art with Movietech/East Coast Media. He collaborated with Mpho Kunene (mentor) Themba Nkabinde (mentor), David April (mentor), Somizi Mhlongo (choreographer – 2009 confed cup), Tebogo Maboa (mentor), Mduduzi Mhlanga (choreographer), in charge of movement and dance at Nageng Primary School, he taught Mbali Motaung, Keletso Maboki, and other learners to use body as an expressive instrument.
His uniquely Azanian vision and creative genius earned him numerous honors; shooting Bongi Dube’s music video,

performing art NQFL 5 – Movietech, Scriptwriting NQFL 4 SASWA, position 2 at school graduation 2009 and position 1 – Vinnet Trading. Top 10 athlete in 2013 (Gold Medal) – OR Tambo games, in 2012 he participated in the Soccer Tournament – 1st prize (Gold Medal), Studied Marketing Management – NYDA, Studied Banking and Financial Service Management – JASA, Political Science – Walter Sisulu Academy and Scientology in 2016, currently working on a short film called Sound Klash.

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Director Statement

History is the landmark by which we are directed into the true course of life. The history of a movement, the history of a nation, the history of a race is the guide-post of that movement’s destiny, that nation's destiny, that race's destiny. What you do today that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.

Marcus Garvey