God Body

Director: Dimpho Mashile

Cinematographer: Leonorah Moyo

Editor: Leonorah Moyo,

Art Director: Amandla Maya

Writer: Zizipho Bam

Narrator: Mbali Jozi, Music Vincent Ndlela

God Body is a collective question between these collaborators around the body and psyche of the black feminine through the lens of the church. It questions its place in a patriarchal society and the ownership of one's sexuality and freedom to exercise spirituality and power look like today. The film uses the visual metaphor of the church as the body of as a single deity and the communal collective simultaneously. “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one member is one of another.” (Romans 12:5).

It’s intended to explore the ills of patriarchy, misogyny and silencing to participate in society and buy a pseudo-freedom whilst the mass murder of womxn continues. The contradiction of the strength womxn possess and the dehumanizing dethroning through sexualization and erasure of this.In the film, the metaphor extends itself through the female gaze the characters all exchange with the viewer and each other. This is to explore the possibility of taking back the body that is so often fetishized and controlled and the daring act of recognizing one another.The sanctity of the church is juxtaposed against the sharp and equally soft form of the revealed body throughout the film.