04 Dec Unveiling the beauty and power of Hidden Queens
This video spotlights the hardships endured by housekeepers. From waking up at 4:30 in the morning, being away from their families for five days out of the week (some even longer), to missing out on important moments in their children’s lives. The women are “depicted as glamorous African queens with an infusion of fashion and art direction we tell a story that depicts these women of who they really are inside in juxtaposition to their reality and how that looks.” says writer and director Okuhle Dyosopu.
“1 n 5 women in South Africa is a domestic worker yet many have little close to no labour rights, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation in the workplace. This film shines a light on an ‘invisible’ generation of women working thanklessly as domestic workers – the backbone of South Africa for decades. Yet their stories are still untold.”
Director & Writer – Okuhle Dyosopu-
SoundTrack – Sibusile Xaba
Editor – Nomakhomazi Dewaverin
Cinamatographer – Rangwetsane Maphike
Art Director & Make-Up – Lindiwe Tsheka