Benoni's filmmaker and environmental awareness documentarian Yakima Waner will release her lasted feature film, The Harvest on International Soil Day, December 5 at the Bioscope in Johannesburg. The feature film celebrates the children and women of Plastic City informal settlement in Brakpan.
The 30-year-old said the feature film will explore the lives of the people who call the informal settlement home and aim to share their stories and the benefit they are providing for the planet through recycling.
Yakima previously told the City Times that the film will introduce the audience to an amazing day care facility in the informal settlement, called Blessings Eco Preparatory School formally known as Teletubbies Day Care Centre and Pre-School, which was founded after a little girl named Blessing drank poison while being left under the supervision of a friend while her mother was picking in the landfill.
"Jessie Nkosi from Tsakane, who was visiting a friend at Plastic City became Blessing's saviour," said Yakima.
"Jessie and her sister Hlengiwe later founded the day care centre, which became a place of safety for the children as many didn't attend school due to their immigration status."
The Morehill resident said The Harvest project will uplift the school, creating a sustainable food garden, creating a community group which will help the women empower themselves and set the example of how recycling should be done in a cleaner and safer way, as well as create new ways to build homes with trash.