RATGIRL is the digital avatar of artist Jazzard Jaslyn, who crafts endurance performance pieces staged through Instagram stories which re-enact indignities still faced by marginalised people in post-apartheid South Africa. But this country is lonely is most concerned with the dehumanising and flattening effect social media has on our understanding of complex humanitarian crises.

The other films shown within Hashtag No Filter

Filmmaker
Jaco Bouwer
Premiere
World premiere
Country
South Africa
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
18’
Language
English
Producer
Jaco Bouwer
Sales
Jaco Bouwer
Cinematography
Jaco Bouwer
Editor
Jaco Bouwer
Production Design
Nicola Bouwer
Sound Design
Pierre-Henri Wicomb
Music
Pierre-Henri Wicomb
Cast
Jazzara Jaslyn