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‘Two Hues’: Global award for SA film depicting Muslim girl’s struggle

‘Two Hues’: Global award for SA film depicting Muslim girl’s struggle

Two Hues, written and co-directed by Weaam Williams, won the Most efficient Quick Film award at the Past the Global Curve Film Festival in Paris launched on 30 January.


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Weeam Williams is a screenwriter, director, poet and actress who tasks her express as an activist thru motion images. She wrote, co-directed and played the lead feature in Two Hues

Williams made her directorial debut in 2007 on Hip-Hop Revolution which won Most efficient Edited Film at the Peaceable York Metropolis Reel Sisters Film competition in 2008.

In 2013, she directed District Six Rising from the Grime after animated to District Six along with her cinematographer husband, Nafia Kocks. The documentary won an award of excellence at the Scandinavian Global Film Festival.


The film plays on the topics of feminine psyche, psychological disorder, explores patriarchy and the act of misogyny.

Area within the Bo-Kaap, Two Hues tells the narrative of a Muslim photographer named Natasa who suffers from a bipolar disorder and is a sufferer of rape. She faces a cultural struggle of being a Muslim within the western world where she is judged for her cultural beliefs, but paradoxically additionally judged for no longer wearing a hijab. The paradox of the film is that she is additionally beneath scrutiny at dwelling for no longer being Muslim ample.

“Natasa struggles with the restrictions she is faced with as a Muslim girl and the antagonism from her colleagues for being Muslim but additionally at dwelling for no longer being Muslim ample. The film objectives to juxtapose the battle the personality is faced with,” said Williams.


Two Hues is Williams’ acting debut. When requested how she managed both — taking half within the lead feature and directing the film — she said that her co-director Dominique Josie made the direction of more uncomplicated for her by assisting her a sizable deal along with her performance.

“Two Hues has allowed me to take a look at thru on my ardour for performance. I really contain done performance poetry, hip-hop and dwell art work, and studied drama” said Williams.


Williams is captivated with performing but beforehand did no longer pursue a career in acting attributable to the sexualised expectations of girls in leisure.

“I now not in any appreciate pursued acting as a career replacement mainly attributable to the sexualised expectations which are positioned on ladies. It’s very most attention-grabbing for the duration of the #MeToo movement when this used to be spoken of, I felt comfortable to provide that,” said Williams.

The film used to be written in 2016-2017 for the duration of the time of the #MeToo movement. The film is at reward in kind for a feature.

Williams additionally said that having many ladies in leading ingenious roles on space equipped a stable allege for her. 

‘Two Hues’ space up for more global recognition

The film has additionally been chosen to participate at the Golden Bridge Istanbul Quick Film Festival, Anatolian Quick Film Festival and the Kalakari Film Festival in India. Two Hues will additionally premiere within the United Kingdom at the North Europe Global film Festival: London in March.

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‘Two Hues’: Global award for SA film depicting Muslim girl’s struggle