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31 October 2019

Ndiva Women’s Film Festival 2019: Rumba in the Jungle, the return by Yolanda Keabatswe Mogatusi (South Africa)

Ndiva Women’s Film Festival 

Rumba in the Jungle, the return (2018)
Yolanda Keabatswe Mogatusi
South Africa

A glimpse into the world of competitive Dance Sport through a world renowned dance competition, hosted in Sun City, South Africa that went defunct after 1999. As it returns 18 years later, we follow two legendary dance icons as they prepare a new generation of dancers for the competition that launched their own dance careers. (82 min)

Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi is a South African writer, filmmaker and actress who is passionate about putting Africa on the global map. Her TV credits include the Afrikaans SABC sitcom, Askies, which she co-created and wrote a number of scripts on while providing some creative direction as the show’s creator as well as the teen lifestyle program for SABC 3, Meet Joe Food, which is a Hybrid teen lifestyle magazine show that she also created and directed. She has written a number of bubblegum films for Mzansi Magic and is currently working on a couple of feature films, Hair That Moves – the movie and Thula Thula which is supported by the KZN Film Commission.

Yolanda is an ex-storyliner and a Talent Campus and Focus Features’ Africa First Alumni, who loves telling stories, whether it’s behind the camera or in front of it or even with just the use of words. 

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