A coming of age film that follows the story of a deeply religious queer young woman.
As Botswana awaits a possible landmark judgement from its high court, seeking to decriminalize
same sex relations, Chantel, a 27 year old lesbian who's both a theologian and a queer rights activist,
attempts to start her journey to get ordained as a reverend in Botswana's religiously conservative and homophobic society.
GENRE: LGBT DOCUMENTARY
DURATION: 75 MIN
LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE
Power in the Collar is Lodi’s documentary directorial debut, on this the second feature from
their 4 film documentary slate with the NFVF. Lodi is currently in production for their fourth
and final film which tackles the Fees Must Fall Movement and its aftermath.
Lodi will also be directing on their record breaking TV drama series, Tjovitjo, for which she’s
she is also a co-Showrunner. Lodi's credits as a producer, demonstrate her ability to create
award winning work, across genres, fact or fiction, with record breaking ratings. This puts her
company, Puo Pha Productions, head and shoulders above other content producers in South
Africa and on the continent.
Lodi, now confidently straddles South Africa and the US, putting her efforts into creating
partnerships, that can produce content that bypasses language barriers, fixed borders and
supposed cultural differences to deliver content that moves beyond entertaining, but rather
creates space for debate, recording history and addressing social justice issues.
Vincent is multi-award winning director, an auteur who’s exceptional amongst his peers when
it comes to the creation of original, inimitable content. He confidently straddles factual and
fiction content, using his documentary roots to inform his love for narrative storytelling. It is
this very understanding of realism that informs his folkloric-manner of storytelling. Vincent
has a directed number of documentaries shown on Aljazeera and other networks, 14 TV
dramas, 3 short films, and directed many other formats of television.
His last feature length documentary Skulls Of My People won the Best Documentary Award
at Afrika Film Festival Kolne’ in Germany. And it went on to win Best Documentary, Best
Director in Documentary, and Best Cinematography in Documentary at the South African Film
& Television Awards (SAFTAs). There is a fearless pioneering edge to Vincent’s work, making
him exceptional in his craft as a filmmaker that is following forefathers of African Cinema.