Indie Lens Storycast
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail.
Born in South Africa. Over 50 years of documentary film experience, including 10 years with the BBC in London ( 1960-1970 ). 1996 nominated for an Oscar for directing " Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation"
Cape Town based producer of Street Talk - CTV. 10 years features, documentary and broadcast editor/camera. New York and Cape Town.
This heartrending documentary takes you on the incredible journey of young and beautiful, Thembi. Emerged from the shantytowns of South Africa on a mission to take on HIV, Thembi introduced herself to the world with something she called her HIV prayer: “Hello, HIV, you trespasser.” She traveled the world, and spoke to Congress, and even met Barack Obama. During her short life, Thembi lived strong and proud, welcoming the world into her life with open arms and giving hope to millions through her words.