Web Series: SIYAY – COME WILD WITH US! Season 2, 26min., South Africa, TV Series

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SIYAY – COME WILD WITH US! Season 2, 26min., South Africa, TV Series
Directed by François Odendaal
Not paying attention in class Thabang looks through a book on prehistoric life and stumbles upon a drawing of a dinosaur with the word Khodumodumo scribbled over it. Her curiosity piqued, she entices her friends to set out with Oompie on a mission to look for dinosaurs and find out more about the mythical Khodumodumo.

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Director Biography – François Odendaal

South African born Francois has made films in five continents. He produced and directed several major documentary series and standalone films that aired on major international television networks, which include National Geographic Explorer, ZDF in Germany, Discovery and the BBC’s Classic Adventure series. He produced and/or directed series such as Aspects of Life, The Last Edens, Secrets of Nature, A Last Glimpse and is currently hosting the Siyaya – Come wild with us nature show for youth, and Wild World Diaries. He also has produced environmental education films for organizations such as WWF, CARE INTERNATIONAL, IUCN, UNEP, UNDP, SANParks and CapeNature. Francois is also an ecologist and environmental consultant and director of EcoAfrica in South Africa. He has written several books including a best-seller that covers his expeditions down the Amazon River.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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