In December 2020, Lara Taylor won Best Documentary Award at the Mobile Moviemakers Cape Town Film Festival for her mobile video “Kos Gangsters”. The video was filmed at the Ocean View Farm and focuses on two of the female farmers. Coming from the harsh environment of Ocean View, their stories highlight the strength and courage that these women have. The farm offers them a space to learn new skills, create new connections and grow their confidence.
MMOCA was created to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative filmmaker, who using technology available from a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, action camera or drone) to create stories in a cinematic way. By focusing on mobile filmmaking, they eliminate a lot of the economic constraints, allowing more people to take part. The festival is an initiative of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce South Africa, powered by the Consulate – General of Belgium, the Flanders and the Wallonia – Brussels regions and the Flemish Investment and Trade association in South Africa.
Directed and Edited: Lara Taylor