Zanele Muholi, Visual Activist

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Published on 01 Feb 2019 / In Non-profits & Activism

South Africa: Video Marks Campaign Against Gender Violence
Documents Award-Winning Photographer's Work

(Johannesburg, November 25, 2013) -- Human Rights Watch today issued a video showcasing the work of the award winning South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The campaign begins on November 25, 2013.
READ MORE:http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/1....1/24/south-africa-vi
Muholi, who describes herself as a "visual activist," has spent years documenting the lives of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa. "We live in fear," Muholi said. "And what are we doing about it? You have to document. You are forced to document." The film was shot and directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrallo—the filmmakers behind the award winning documentary "Call Me Kuchu" which told the story of the last year of the life of the Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato.

The video is dedicated to the memory of Duduzile Zozo, who was brutally raped and murdered in Thokoza, Gauteng Province in South Africa on June 30.

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