MICHEAL - THE ARTIST

Meet Micheal: an artist, a worker, a hussler, a man of the streets. Most cape townians have seen him before, few know his story. Let us introduce to you the man who lives, works and creates his art at the foot of devils peak.

This was a family project with the aim of raising funds for this inspiring artist.

DIRECTION

Tshamano Sebe, Naima Maleika & Thandi Sebe

VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING

Naima Maleika

THE PROFESSOR

Koos Paulse carries immense knowledge of Khoi-San ancestry and indigenous plant use, which he imparts on Prof. Ben-Erik van Wyk, a renowned ethnobotanist. Against the painful backdrop of apartheid and rural neglect, Koos is able to tell this story about change, recognition and the restoration of dignity. 

DIRECTION

Naima Maleika

CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Carlos Francisco

PRODUCER 

Laurence Dworkin

EMATIMATOLO'S SUSTAINABLE TIMBER 

This short film was created for SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute) and is about the environmentally sustainable farming practices by small-scale eMatimatolo timber growers in Kwazulu-Natal. 

DIRECTION 

Emmylou Bailey & Naima Maleika

VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING

Naima Maleika

PRODUCTION COMPANY

CareTakers

COMMUNITIES COMMIT TO CONSERVING THEIR NATURAL HERITAGE

This short film was made for SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute). It is about a  successful land claim, in which four Community Property Associations (CPAs), representing villages situated along the Mpumalanga escarpment, chose to have their land included in the iconic Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. 

DIRECTION & EDITING

Naima Maleika

PRODUCTION COMPANY

CareTakers

ENVIRONTENTAL ACTIVIST

A film shot by environmental activists using cellphone footage. In a project collaboration between WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) and CareTakers, Naima Maleika trained 200 beach stewards & environmental activists in filmmaking using their cellphones. This short film was created for WESSA's Blue Flag Project. 

VIDEOGRAPHY

Annalene Bernardus, Shahida Saayman, Pieter Sambo, Evan Lombaard & Remorgan Fielies

EDITING 

Naima Maleika 

PRODUCTION COMPANY

CareTakers