The film, Can’t Just Fold Your Arms, will air at the Encounters Film Festival in June on three screens around the country. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Sonke to tell our story and to educate people about our work engaging men and boys for gender equality.
We’re particularly keen to know if the story is both clear and engaging – i.e. did it all make sense and did it keep your attention? Please do send your thoughts.
The film represents the outcome of months and months of editing. Filmmaker William Nessen shot over one hundred hours and then edited it down to 52 minutes. We had to make difficult choices to edit out many scenes which were compelling. The footage was shot primarily in 2008 and 2009 and focuses a lot on the Malema case so it excludes many people now at Sonke who were not with us then.
Please send us your thoughts as we finalise it.