Director, Park Pictures
Jabu Nadia Newman, is a young filmmaker and photographer who deftly explores a range of subject matter, from the provocative to pop culture, with emotion and humor. Through her bold and colorful visuals, Jabu captures ‘alternative’ stories unique to South African youth culture, that are relevant to the here and now.
As a university student, Jabu independently wrote and directed The Foxy Five, a web series that celebrates intersectional feminism through the antics of an empowered fictional girl gang. This creative hustle developed not only her career as a director, but also brought to light debates around sexism, feminism, racism, and inequality. This distinct approach to her work earned her two Ciclope Africa Awards as well as the prestigious Young Directors Award in 2021.