Deidre Jantjies

Deidre Jantjies

Deidre Jantjies is a professional flamenco dancer and cultural activist, who is passionate about the historical stories of women. She is the founder of Na Aap Productions, a fully integrated, broad-based production company which tells the untold stories of history in Southern Africa. Working extensively on narratives closest to her heart, Deidre Jantjies has a long history of stage performing. She took these skills and started writing her own stories that she is creating into short films and feature films. Becoming a producer was always an option to her, after she felt her stage career was not challenging her anymore. Taking on stories that include indigenous heritage and forgotten traditions, is the most important dialogue that she wants to create.

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"Ek het my voorouers se stories part van my lewe gemaak" – ’n onderhoud met Deidre Jantjies

Cliffordene Norton, Deidre Jantjies Onderhoude 2019-09-23

Deidre Jantjies het ’n lang geskiedenis van toneelspel; sy het hierdie vaardighede gebruik om haar eie verhale te skryf wat sy in kortfilms omskep het. Met haar vervaardigingsmaatskappy, Na Aap Productions, wil sy die onbekende geskiedkundige verhale van Suider-Afrika vertel. Ter viering van Erfenisdag (24 September) het Cliffordene Norton met haar gesels.

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