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I am Chuma

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A young, disabled lesbian woman finds herself living rough on a bench for 3 years. When suppressed traumas of a gang rape and a series of attacks resurface, Chuma connects to a creative "flow" state by picking up a stick.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: I am Chuma

    Directed by: Wendy SPINKS, Clea MALLINSON

    Country: South Africa

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 07 min 35 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, drawing on film, 2D computer, live action

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Wendy SPINKS, Clea MALLINSON

    Production: ZEROPOINT 528, Wendy SPINKS

    Based on: Life story of street artist Chuma Somdaka

    Artistic direction: Wendy Spinks

    Script: Wendy Spinks

    Graphics: Justin Botes

    Storyboard: Shannan Taylor

    Animation: Shannan Taylor, Judy Christian

    Camera: Pascale Neuschäfer

    Compositing: Shannan Taylor

    Music: Lo-Ghost

    Sound: Craig Damster

    Editing: Clea Mallinson

    Voice: Chuma Somdaka

    Other credits: Chuma Somdaka