I Am a Poet: A South African Poetry Documentary by Ikaye Masisi

Ikaye Masisi | January 24th, 2022 | poetry-video | No Comments

The inspiration behind the doccie was to begin a journey of documenting the soul, energy and spirit of poetry in these contemporary times. I was curious, and still am, about the beautiful madness inherent in audiences being moved by the magic of words. I guess my curiosity lies in trying to understand the power of that phenomenon.

Ikaye Masisi-2016 (Inteview with WordNSound)

This South African Poetry documentary features interviews and performances by Vus’umuzi Phakathi, Mutle Mothibe, Modise Sekgothe, Jefferson Tshabalala, Mak Manaka, Makhafula Vilakazi, Mandi Vundla, Thando Buthelezi, Andrew Manyika Napo Mashiane, Gratitude Fisher, Zewande BK Bhengu, Bonga Cijimpi, Afurakan Mohare, Vangile Gantso, Donald The Neosapian Mogale, Thuli Zuma, Billy Langa, Mbali Malinga, Oageng Marcus Mabusela, Sabelo Soko.


I’m a Poet documents the contemporary poets efforts to keep poetry at its zenith by expanding the audience from the art scene to the mainstream. The documentary is packed with enthralling performances supporting the narratives wide variety of themes covered by the artists through their art.

Ikaye Masisi

Director and Editor: Ikaye Masisi
Writers: Ikaye Masisi, Vus’umuzi Phakathi, Dimakatso Rapulane
Producer: Dimakatso Rapulane
Associate Producers: Ikaye Masisi, Zweli Mkhize, Vus’umuzi Phakathi
Associate Camera: Lungelo, Tsholo
Sound Mixing: Lungelo Lebelo
Original Music: Sabelo Soko, Modise Sekgothe, Bernet Mulungu

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