About Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and François Verster


François Verster is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. His films generally follow creative and observational approaches to social issues and have all won local and international awards. Verster has taught documentary or held fellowships at Columbia University, NYU, and University of Cape Town. He currently teaches a postgraduate course in creative documentary at the University of the Western Cape.

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka has directed numerous documentaries, television dramas, and feature films. For his work, he has received both a Peabody and BAFTA. Of particular note are his film Of Good Report (2013) and his Sew Winter to My Skin (2018)—the latter which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He is at work on a film about a boxer in South Africa’s Eastern Cape entitled Knuckle City. Qubeka is the co-owner and creative director of Yellowbone Entertainment.


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