Difficult Love

South Africa, 2011, 47 min 34 secs
Genre/Subjects: Activism, homophobia, discrimination, lesbian, art
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Zanele Muholi and Peter Goldsmid

A documentary about the South African photographer Zanele Muholi and her work with documenting her community and the reality of living as a black lesbian woman in South Africa today.

She is bussing the township into the established galleries, claiming spaces and making places for the black queer people without apology. What is the role of art and how much can she really change, living and working in a country where many are convinced that homosexuality is un-African?