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.
Official Selection
Two Hues
Kalakari Film Festival
Bengal
2021
Nominated: Best Lead Actress & Best Director
Two Hues
North Europe Film Festival - London
London
2021
Winner: Best Short Film
Two Hues
Beyond The Curve International Film Festival 2021
Paris
2021
Winner Best Original Story
District Six Rising from the Dust
Florence Film Awards
Florence
2021
Official Selection - no competition
District Six Rising from the Dust
South African Australian Film Festival
Sydney
2021
Official Selection
District Six Rising from the Dust
Kalahari Film Festival
Bengal
2021
Nominated: Best African short film
Two Hues
World Premiere 2020: Durban International Film Festival
Durban
2020
Special Mention - Best SA Documentary
District Six Rising from the Dust

Cape Town
2018
Award of Excellence
District Six Rising from the Dust
Scandanavian International Film Festival 2018
Helsinki
2018
Jury Special Mention: Best SA Documentary
District Six Rising from the Dust
CTIFMF
Cape Town