Res4Res:Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Updated: Sep 29

RES4RES PANEL DISCUSSION: Watch Now!

(Scroll down to the bottom of this blog to see the RES4RES 2020 winners!)


The annual student residence Res4Res drama festival is a virtual affair in a new format this year as COVID-19 continues to shape the world around us. The Res4Res Festival invited students to submit artistic expressions around the theme, Your Silence Will Not Protect You, in three categories, namely visual, video and written work.


Held in the fourth quarter, Res4Res is one of the highlights of the residence calendar. In the past, student playwrights, directors and actors have strutted their stuff in front of a live audience, usually in the plush Baxter Theatre complex. Each year, residences are given a theme to shape their drama around. The plays usually run over several days and tickets are sold to entice students to come along and support their residences.


But, due to the global pandemic Res4Res has shifted into a virtual space this year, taking place across platforms like Vula, the online data-free site UCT students use, Facebook and Instragram. Students have been invited to submit artistic expressions in the following categories: Visual, Video and Written, all responding to the theme, Your Silence Will Not Protect You.


Students received some guidance by industry professionals including Kanya Viljoen, Rosa-Karoo Loewe, Tiisetso Mashifane Wa Noni, Ameera Conrad, Tailyn Ramsamy, Kim Adonis, Larissa Mwanyama, and Jemma Kahn. Conrad, Ramsamy, and Mwanyama were also this year’s judges who decided on the works that would be featured further on social media platforms that Res4Res had partnered with.


The commitment of Res4Res remains to provide a platform for res students to share and engage in artistic ways around the themes and realities that are part of students’ lives in South Africa, as well as creating a space where students can continue to express and explore through artistic expression.


The panel discussion will be held between Viljoen, the judges, and students that have participated in the virtual festival.


- Kanya Viljoen, Res4Res Creative Director

RES4RES WINNERS


Visual

Thoughts - Reatlegile Malatji


Written

Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Thobile Mahlangu


Video

Hope Banda

RES4RES UCT Favourites (voted for by UCT staff and students)


Visual

Break the Chains - Wandile Nyembe


Written

Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Emihle May


Video

Luxolo Paul Mdolo


TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RES4RES, FOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA: HERE