Production Company
Shane Vermooten
Bianca Schmitz
Siphokazi Jonas
Optical Films
Siphokazi Jonas
Hope Ntshevhambe
Babalwa Makwetu

Executive Produced by Siya Kolisi and Rachel Kolisi in partnership with the Kolisi foundation, this 25 minute short film is based on the critically acclaimed stage production, #WeAreDyingHere. #WeAreDyingHere chronicles the journey of three soldiers forced to survive in a war that they did not choose. As the war against women rages around them, they attempt to find solace to process their pain under the constant threat of their enemy lurking in the shadows. #WeAreDyingHere engages directly with the violent culture of harassment, abuse, rape and femicide, it is a necessary pause, an exhale and insight into the experience of living as a woman.


#WeAreDyingHere will be used as a tool to facilitate discussions for women about their experiences as well as a springboard for broader conversations about the systemic issue of gender-based violence, to understand why it is so prevalent and what can be done to combat it.