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Title:

DIFFICULT LOVE

Country:Südafrika 2011
Format:Digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:48 Minutes
Film series:13. African Film Festival


Director :Goldsmid, Peter
 Muholi, Zanele
  



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DIFFICULT LOVE is a documentary film by, and featuring the South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi. Her photographs reflect power and violence in South Africa as well as the oppression of black women. Yet they also broach the issue of same-sex intimacy and love. The film documents the gap between the realities of life for lesbian women in today’s South African society, and the country’s official self-image, in whose constitution the protection of sexual minorities is strongly anchored.

Zanele Muholi describes herself as a “visual activist”, as it is her explicit political goal to raise the “invisibility” of queer, black society in South Africa through her dedicated photography. A short version of this documentary film was shown in 2012 at the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel.


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Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Netherlands, 2011: Best Short Film
Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, South Africa, 2011: Best Documentary