Thulani Mokoena

Biography: Mokoena received training in various disciplines of program-making such as production, directing, research, script-writing, editing, sound, lighting design and editing both in South Africa and abroad over the years. He also worked on feature films, produced documentaries, shot inserts for television features and news and has been independently involved in the industry for over 20 years. In 1995 Thulani Mokena, together with two fellow South African film-makers Julie Henderson and Donne’ Rundle, directed a feature length documentary entitled My Vote Is My Secret for Arte, a French-German television station. In 1997 Thulani Mokoena directed one of the South Africa: New Visions documentary series entitled Taxi Wars for Discovery Channel Europe and Discovery USA. Thulani Mokoena in collaboration with the French Institute together with Dr. Antoine Bouillon a French Sociologist and Former Anti-Apartheid Movement President in France have also produced a 52 minute documentary entitled Aliens or Broers?, a programme on French- speaking African immigrants in Johannesburg. This program was screened on SABC 2 and also at the following film festivals: Image d’ Ailleurs Film Festival in Paris, The European Documentary Network in Denmark, Encounters Film Festival in Cape Town, Soweto Film Festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival and the Zimbabwe International Film Festival.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
My Vote Is My Secret – Chroniques Sud-Africaines (1996 – Julie Henderson, Thulani Mokoena, Donne Rundle).

Filmography:
Aliens and Brothers (1973);
Changing Times (1992);
My Vote Is My Secret – Chroniques Sud-Africaines (1995 – Julie Henderson, Thulani Mokoena, Donne Rundle).