- Mmabatho Montsho and her colleagues shared their frustrations with President Ramaphosa in an open letter
- The actress and filmmaker penned the letter to SA's leader, detailing the issues that worry her and other black entertainers
- In the letter, Mmabatho opened up about the inequality that is still rampant in the entertainment world
Mmabatho Montsho and the crew that helped her make the popular short film, The Award Ceremony, aren't happy with how things are in the entertainment industry.
She decided to write an open letter to President Ramaphosa in which she detailed some of the issues that bother them.
The inequality that is still found in the entertainment world is one of the issues that Mmabatho talked about.
The open letter came after the president sent a shout-out to her and her crew for winning the Best Short Film Award at The Worldwide Women’s Film Festival in the United States, as reported on by Briefly.co.za earlier.
"South African creatives are relentlessly making their mark on the world stage and they continue to make us proud. @MmabathoMontsho’s short film “The Award Ceremony” came back with a Best Short Film award at the 2020 Worldwide Women’s Film Festival. We celebrate this achievement."
In her letter, Mmabatho tackled issues such as the differences in budgets between productions for black content and those of white content, such as MNet.
She also talked about inequality, how women are still sexually harassed and exploited. In her letter, the actress said the opinions and problems of black storytellers are only important to the government when elections come rolling in.
She made sure that the letter's content was backed by all her colleagues before sharing it on social media, tagging the president.
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