Xoliswa Sithole

<strong>Education</strong>

Education

  • Degree in English – University of Zimbabwe – 1985 -1987

Skills

  • Research / Research is the cornerstone of all my work

Script Writing

  • Interviewer – I do all the interviews in all the documentaries

Directing and Producing

  • Documentaries / Corporate Videos / Commercials / Dramas
Teaching and Mentorship / Staging and Managing Film Festivals
  • The United Nations UNiTE Festival 2011 and 2012
  • Yanaya Gender Film and Dialogue Festival 2014 and 2015

<strong>Producing</strong>

Producing

  • CNN 1998
  • 1999 - Researcher/Producer – Mandela Man of our Time - Nayanaya Pictures

  • 2001 - Producer - Shouting Silent - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2002 to 2003 - Producer / Director - Child of the Revolution - True Vision TV
  • 2004 - Producer / Director – A Ribbon in the Sky - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2005 - Associate Producer – Orphans of Inkandla - Harpo Productions
  • 2008 - Producer – Terror Mathebula - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2010 - SA Producer – The Oprah Leadership Academy - True Vision TV
  • 2010 - SA Producer – South Africa’s Lost Girls
  • 2010 - Producer and Presenter – Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • 2014 - Producer – Projek Mandela - Nayanaya Pictures

Producer / Drama Series - Nayanaya Pictures 2003 – 2006

  • Democracy When
  • Future Positive
  • Young Entrepreneurs

Corporate Videos

  • 2009 - Producer – Oxfarm Climate Change - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2010 - Producer – Port Harcourt / Branding / Nigeria - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2011 - Producer – Ford Foundation - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2012 and 2014 - Producer - New Faces New Voices - Nayanaya Pictures
  • 2015 - Producer - Centre of Study, Violence and Reconcilliation - Nayanaya Pictures

<strong>Directing</strong>

Directing

  • 2011 - Director – Sheroes / Tipping Point - Dzzuguda Procuctions
  • 2011 - Director – Rainbow Mirage - Dzuguda Productions

<strong>Presentations / Lectureships</strong>

Presentations / Lectureships

  • University of Michigan
  • Simmons University
  • World Affairs Council
  • Emory University
  • San Francisco State University

<strong>Mentoring</strong>

Mentoring

  • Big Fish School NEMISA Film School
  • All Nayanaya Productions have interns.

<strong>Researching</strong>

Researching

National Geographic/Londolozi Productions

  • Animal Powers: Researcher and production management services for this documentary film on animal symbolism in Southern African cultures.

Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

  • A 13-part series profiling indigenous technology in Africa

LoveLife Television

  • Scamto@Large: Two research projects for the HIV/AIDS television series for youth

Channel 4 Television Series

  • Amazing Ancestors: A television series on ancestry – 2000

CNN

  • I Am African – MNET
  • From 1999 – 2002, nayanaya pictures provided occasional research services to CNN

<strong>Awards</strong>

Awards

  • 2002 - WASHINGTON DC DOC FESTIVAL – Shouting Silent
  • 2003 - SAN FRANSCISO FILM FESTIVAL – Shouting Silent
  • 2005 - ONE WORLD MEDIA AWARDS – Orphans of Inkandla
  • 2005 - NOMINATIONS EMMY - Orphans of Inkandla
  • 2010 - BAFTA 2005 – Orphans of Inkandla
  • 2010 - BAFTA – Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • 2010 - PEABODY – Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • 2010 - BANFF – Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • 2010 - CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL – GOLD – Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • 2010 – BAFTA Nominee - South Africa’s Lost Girls

<strong>Other</strong>

Other

  • 1990 to 1994 - Social Worker

Activism

  • Founding member of Activism against Xenophobia
  • Yanaya Gender Film Festival
  • Unite Film Festival

Affiliations

  • Member of the Association for Transformation in Film
  • Member of the DFA (Documentary Filmmakers Association
  • 2014 - Member of the British Academy

 

 

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