the spiritual dialectic between story and change, dreaming and transformation, art and struggle has been the leitmotif of eugene paramoer’s creative life. an activist during the 80’s rebellion on cape town’s cape flats, he found rebirth inside the creative frame of the moving sound- picture.
paramoer works as an activist in the kinokadre community cinema circle, the imbawula trust and the frontline street- culture coalition. he also recently joined equal education as the film facilitator for amazwi wethu. all these initiatives explore practically how culture and story can be used in aid of social transformation.
paramoer’s latest creative project is the community based, film- creating process; days and nights of love and faya.
Lyndal enjoys being around creative, energetic, interesting, passionate people and that’s why she finds a home in Amazwi Wethu.
She finds it important to create spaces where people can come together to explore the depth of their human experiences and believes that film is a great stimulus for this. Challenging the status quo is as much a political and economic struggle as cultural one and this underpins her belief in the significance of AW.
Phiwo was born and raised in Khayelitsha, where he still resides. He attends school at the University of Cape Town Centre of Film and Media Studies. Phiwo hopes to help create professional and academic opportunities for young people living in Khayelitsha just like himself.
Phiwo joined the Amazwi Wethu team in July 2013.
Alice attends the New School graduate program in International Affairs, concentrating in Media and Culture. She loves clicking the shutter button and pressing record, as well as exploring the global history of audio, film, and photography. She could spend all day doing "research" on The Beatles.
Alice worked with four Amazwi Wethu students during the 2013 summer workshop.
Tracie is an International Affairs graduate student who loves hip hop dance and music, and exploring different cultures around the world.
Tracie worked with four Amazwi Wethu students during the 2013 workshop.