5 minutes with Mpho Tau

5 minutes with Mpho Tau

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?

My name is Mpho Tau and I am a filmmaker based in Bloemfontein, in the Free State.

What are you currently up to? Are there any exciting projects ongoing?

I have just finished my first 24 minutes short documentary called Glow in the dark, under Bolobathaba Multimedia Group’s flagship filmmaking programme. I am nearing the end of the course in Film impact screening facilitator I have been completing with UCT and Sunshine Cinema.

What’s your best project/work to date?

My best work to date remains a short documentary I shot around 2019, called Beautiful in my skin. This particular film stands because it rubber stamped that indeed I’m in the right path in this storytelling thing.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by the human spirit that never tires to chase and pursue their life’s mission.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do?

Theatre becomes my go-to place when I’m not working.

What do you hope to achieve during your time on the DFA Board?

The journey that has started of bringing docLOVE to other cities, it is something as DFA Board member I’m wanting to promote in and around Bloemfontein. Over and above docLOVE, I would like to see filmmakers from any under-served city or province joining the organisation to also experience the beauty that comes with being a DFA member.

Finally, what tips or advice could you give to other documentary creatives, just starting out or to the most experienced creatives needing a bit of encouragement?

Your stories matter, as such continue to create and tell them.