Project 10

Directed by Odette Geldenhuys, Minky Schlesinger, Kethiwe Ngcobo, Karin Slater, Andrea Spitz, Omelga Hlengiwe Mthiyane, Rudzani Dzuguda, Khulile Nxumalo, Asivhanzhi Mathaba, Lederle Bosch, Zulfah Otto-Sallies, Sello Molefe, Jane Kennedy, Gillian Schutte & Sipho Singiswa
South Africa



Project 10 is a series of narrative documentary films exploring intimate and personal experiences of 10 years of freedom in South Africa. Comprising 13 documentaries commissioned and developed by South African public broadcaster, SABC 1, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation, South Africa and the Maurits Binger Film Institute, the films were shot over one year and included a developmental workshop and training programme.


Being Pavarotti

Director: Odette Geldenhuys 


Director: Minky Schlesinger & Kethiwe Ngcobo 

The Meaning of the Buffalo

Director: Karin Slater 

Hot Wax

Director: Andrea Spitz

Home (Ikhaya)

Director: Omelga Hlengiwe Mthiyane


Director: Rudzani Dzuguda

Nabantwa Bam (With my Children) 

Director: Khulile Nxumalo 

Solly’s Story 

Director: Asivhanzhi Mathaba

The Devil Breaks My Heart 10 Years Later

Director: Lederle Bosch

Through The Eyes of My Daughter

Director: Zulfah Otto-Sallies 


Director: Sello Molefe 

Cinderella of the Cape Flats

Director: Jane Kennedy

Umgidi (Shadow Dancing)

Director: Gillian Schutte & Sipho Singiswa


Berlin International Film Festival – World Premiere, 2004

South African Film Festival, New York, 2004

Sundance Film Festival, 2004

IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), 2004

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2004

Tribeca International Film Festival, 2004

Nyon International Documentary Film Festival, Switzerland, 2004

Kerala Film Festival, India, 2004

Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2004

Beeld Voor Beeld, Amsterdam, 2004

SA Embassy, Jamaica, 2004

Milan Africano Film Festival, Milan, 2004

Festival De Rio, Brazil, 2004

Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago, 2004

CPH: DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen, 2004

11th International Womens’ Film Festival Torino, Italy, 2004


Best South African Documentary (Being Pavarotti) - Durban International Film Festival, 2004

Special Jury Prize – Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2004

Special Jury Mention – Visions du Reel, Nyon International Documentary Film Festival, Switzerland. 2004