We have created short films and documentaries on diverse socio-economic issues, including gender equality, a series on the 16 Days of Activism and LGBTIQ rights.
Winner of the Jury Prize at Lesotho Film Festival 2019, ‘Lesotho’ is a music video featuring Rex Jiffy, Vertic Zee, Black Dash, Women Of The Well, Meloh & Sadon expressing their thoughts on the current political and socio economic situation in the country. This music video is a result of workshops at The Hub in Morija, including a song writing workshop with Sadon and a music video workshop led by Pheello Pj Makosholo.
The Hub partook in the #TotalShutDown march against Gender Based Violence in Maseru, Lesotho on August 1, 2018. The #TotalShutdown march in Lesotho took place simultaneously with similar marches in eSwatini, Botswana, Namibia and all nine provinces of South Africa – as hundreds of women across Southern Africa joined forces to protest gender-based violence and to demand concrete action from political leaders.
In 2019 we continued to work at the intersection of arts and activism. WordPower is our weekly programme that fosters a love of reading and writing amongst participants, and strengthens overall reading, writing and linguistic skills.
We’re excited to see how the young writers featured in this issue have tackled a number of pressing themes – including climate change, conservation and gender-based violence. These short stories and poems also delve into everyday life in contemporary Lesotho, with some beautiful descriptions of family, friendship and love. We’re proud to feature the lyrics of “Lesotho” – a song released by The Hub in 2019 – as the first piece in this issue.
This magazine showcases the best pieces of creative writing to emerge from our activities in 2019. Read and download WordPower 2019!
We have showcased our work through several exhibitions in partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Maseru, and are currently working on an upcoming exhibition on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, in partnership with the European Union.
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A claymation to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our environment. What will Lesotho look like in 2050, if we continue on our path of destruction? The future is in our hands! This claymation was created during an Animation Workshop at The Hub in November 2019, led by Anna Cai and Lehlohonolo Tlhaole.
A claymation inspired by the poetry of Women Of The Well and created during our animation workshop in July 2019, led by Lehlohonolo Tlhaole and Anna Cai.
A claymation film created during our Earth Day animation workshop in April 2019, led by Lehlohonolo Tlhaole and Anna Cai.
Stop motion animation by created during a workshop on stop motion animation in December 2018, led by Lehlohonolo Tlhaole and Anna Cai. The story was written by Mats’eliso Moruthane during a workshop on storytelling at The Hub in October, 2017.