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Moonwalk is an emotive one minute film that follows, in close-up and slow motion, a young girl’s bare feet as she walks across the often hazardous and dirty ground of a township, as a way of engagingly highlighting the hardships that exist for township dwellers regarding the everyday effort needed to fetch clean and safe water.
Inspired by a statistic he found on several NGO websites that states that women in South Africa walk the equivalent of 16 times to the moon and back every day gathering water, film director Sven Harding conceptualized his short film Moonwalk for the sH2Orts film festival, organised by Wateraid International for World Water Day on 22 March 2015.
Sven resourcefully soundtracks the young girl’s journey with NASA’s space travel mission’s audio recordings as a way to create an abstract and slightly mysterious film.
The film was shot in the townships of Philippi and Nyanga with the help of Sven’s colleagues in the Cape Town film industry and has been shortlisted for a sH2Orts Film Festival award – the judging will be done by an international panel of film directors/writers and actors.
Film director and concept: Sven Harding
Cinematography: Wayne de Lange
Hero girl: Likhona Nokepeyi
Producer: Ariane Questiaux
Location scout & camera assistant: Nkutalo Ngcwabe
Casting and additional research: Thandi Nzuzo
Director’s assistant: Pamela Smith
Editing, grading, sound mixing: Coralee Long, Silver Bullet Productions, Cape Town
Donated film equipment: Silver Bullet Productions, Cape Town/Media Film Service, Cape Town
Donated post-production services Silver Bullet Productions, Cape Town