Weaam Williams, is a Muslim woman screen-writer, director and poet. She has found her voice as a woman and activist using cinema. She is a member of the Film Fatales and owner of Tribal Alchemy Productions, an independent production company which specialises in video and photographic productions.
“Weaam Williams can be described through her work as a story-teller with a conscience,” (City Press).
She, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with poetry, music and film.
Her directorial debut, Hip-Hop Revolution, had its international Premiere at Silverdocs in 2007. It won the Best Edited Film Award at NYC Reel Sisters Film Festival in 2008, and has been broadcasted in 28 countries.
In 2009-2013 she undertook an independent filmmaking project for Southern African distribution.
“A Khoe Story Docu-Tirlogy”, is a three part documentary series about the language, genocide and remaining culture of South Africa’s indigenous people.
Weaam undertook her latest film, District Six Rising from the Dust in 2013, after moving into District Six. The film has been a five year long spectrum journey of understanding the complex politics of the valuable stretch of land alongside the beauteous city Cape Town's cbd.