Filmed by Feebee Lee Von Diamond, a transgender wine estate employee in Stellenbosch, South Africa, “The Sisterhood: Visits with my Friends”, functions as a continuation and critique of director Roger Horn’s 2010 film, ‘The Sisterhood” in which Feebee briefly appeared. Feebee observes, provokes, and discusses failed romantic relationships, religion, drunken misadventures, and family loss with her close circle of friends. As Feebee explained to director Horn upon giving him her initial footage, ““the first film was the truth, but everyone was on their best behavior most of the time in front of the camera and that is not always how we are.””
In opposition to a majority of films on the lives of transgender individuals in the global South, director Roger Horn and Feebee avoid focusing on beauty pageants, sexual organs, or specific transgender rights and instead provide an occasionally uncomfortable insight into the daily hopes, fears, struggles, and losses of this group of friends. On a macro level these vineyard workers are often overlooked in contemporary South African society due to the stigma surrounding the regions employees who have endured a long history of exploitation and alcoholism. On a micro level within their own communities due to their sexual preferences and lifestyle choices this group of long time friends share a bond with viewers that is not always one of conviviality, but ultimately reveals their undying support for one another.
*Visions du Réel 2018 Media Library (April 2018-Switzerland)
*16th shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (Oct.2018-Cape Town, S.A.)
*Melanin Pride Festival 2018 (Oct. 2018-Boston,M.A. U.S.A.)
*One With A Movie Camera 7th Marburg International Ethnographic Film Festival (Nov. 2018 - Marburg, Germany)
* Prospe(c)tiva/B.r.i.o. (Italy-2019)
*Antropofest (Jan. 2019-Prague, Czech Republic)