Just Added at BrandStorytelling 2024: Banyana Ba Style
by Jordan P. Kelley, Content Director, BrandStorytelling
Banyana Ba Style, a compelling documentary that unveils the rich tapestry of women’s football in South Africa, is set to screen as an official selection at BrandStorytelling 2024 in the Feature Film category. The film takes audiences on a captivating journey, focusing on the ambitious Mamelodi Sundowns FC as they strive for glory at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League. With an impressive two-year unbeaten track record, the Mamelodi Sundowns ladies enter the tournament with unwavering confidence, poised as the likely favorites to clinch victory. However, their journey unfolds to reveal the nuanced contentions that have simmered for decades within the landscape of women’s football in South Africa.
The film immerses viewer in the personal and professional lives of key figures such as Andile Dlamini, the goalkeeper, Nonhlanhla Mthandi, the central midfielder, and coach Jerry Tshabala. The film skillfully weaves together the pressures, pains, successes, hopes, and failures that have shaped their careers and personal narratives. The voices of legends Portia Modise and Robert Marawa serve as poignant guides, shedding light on the historical challenges faced by women in South African football.
At its core, 'Banyana ba Style' presents a powerful human narrative that explores the intricacies of equality within a modern football club. The film showcases a shared vision among the players and staff: to elevate women’s football in South Africa and pave the way for a brighter future for the next generation aspiring to embrace a life in this beautiful game.
Don't miss the opportunity to view this compelling story that transcends the boundaries of sports, offering a profound exploration of the complexities faced by women in football. Join us at BrandStorytelling 2024 as we screen 'Banyana ba Style' and delve into the heart of a movement that seeks to redefine the landscape of women's football in South Africa with the folks behind the film.
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