New Orleans Loving Festival – WAITED FOR

Please join us for the New Orleans premiere of WAITED FOR by Nerina Penzhorn.

WAITED FOR interweaves three stories of South African lesbians who adopt across racial lines. The documentary explores the ways in which these queer families challenge and are challenged by the traditional hierarchies of race and heterosexism that are still deeply entrenched in the South African psyche.   The unique power of the film lies in its dynamic intermixing of the domestic amidst the political. In addition to the heart-wrenching moments inherent to stories of familial love overcoming the hurts of racism and homophobia, each of the three families’ stories reflects a different approach to the larger agenda of creating a post-Apartheid South Africa that is integrated and equitable. Sometimes they succeed in their efforts and other times they hit up against setbacks, but their determination never fails. (2011, 60 minutes)


HOSTED by the New Orleans Loving Festival with support from Press Street.

About the Filmmaker:  NERINA PENZHORN was raised in South Africa and received her B.A. from the University of Cape Town after which she moved to California. In Los Angeles she worked for OUTFEST, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and started her career in television and film. Nerina has produced segments for In The Life Television and Current TV. She also produces videos for non-profit organizations and is both a teacher and graduate student at The New School in New York City. Nerina’s short films have played at various film festivals worldwide.

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