Tribe

SAFTA nominated, Tribe, is a celebration of differences, chosen family and the unfailing power of community. Tribe’s protagonist is Nyasha, a lesbian migrant from Zimbabwe who creates an intricate network of aid for her fellow LGBTQIA+ migrant community in Cape Town. Tribe centres Nyasha’s story within the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic as hard lockdowns impact migrants and refugees, who are also ineligible for government assistance. (2022)

 

Director/Cinematographer: Pascale Neuschäfer
Editor: Pascale Neuschäfer
Featuring: Nyasha Zhakata
Production Company: Just Films
Supported by: The Open Society Foundation, South Africa

 

FESTIVALS AND NOMINATIONS:

WINNER:
“Best Micro Short” – Merced Queer Film Festival (Merced, USA 2022)
“Award of Merit” – Best Shorts Competition (USA, 2022)

 

NOMINATIONS:
“Best Documentary Short” – 17th SAFTAs (South Africa, 2023)

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Encounters, South African Documentary Film Festival (2023), Out South Queer Film Festival (2022), Nyack International Film Festival (2022), The Prairie Pride Film Festival, Nebraska (2022), Docuworld Film Festival (2022), Women Deliver Arts and Film Festival, Rwanda (2022)