You can help fund a Soweto doc­u­men­tary

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Gen­er­a­tion Soweto is a new doc­u­men­tary in the works by Cal­i­for­nia film maker Nisa Ah­mad. With two trail­ers avail­able for view­ing, a story line fo­cus­ing on the life of driven, up-and-com­ing mil­len­ni­als, and a rare look into how so­cial is­sues are per­ceived by young peo­ple, you would think it was ready to hit screens to­mor­row.

But like many small, in­de­pen­dent films, Gen­er­a­tion Soweto needs some se­ri­ous cash to get go­ing. With an In­diegogo crowd­fund­ing page up and run­ning, there’s a chance for se­ri­ous sup­port from fans and film lovers, but there’s quite a way to go. At last count, Ah­mad had raised $12 000 (R154 000), but the tar­get is $80 000. The film draws on four South Africans liv­ing in Johannesburg: the sis­ter team be­hind fash­ion blog Sleep­less in Soweto; an as­pir­ing res­tau­rant owner; and a sub­ur­ban stu­dent, all of whom ex­pe­ri­ence and re­spond to be­ing young and liv­ing in South Africa in very dif­fer­ent ways. Check out Gen­er­a­tion Soweto at in­


JOZI LIV­ING Gen­er­a­tion Soweto cap­tures how four mil­len­ni­als ex­pe­ri­ence SA

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