Alison The Movie produced by award winning South African filmmaker and writer, Uga Carlini, is set to open the prestigious Mzansi Women’s Film Festival on the 5 August 2016 at 18:30 at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg.

The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival will run from 5 August 2016 till 7 August 2016 and having Alison The Movie open up the festival speaks volumes to the importance of the message of the film and the relevance of its role for women.

The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival was inspired by the 1956 Women’s March to Pretoria in South Africa in a fight against apartheid. The festival hosts films by women and about women and provides a space to recognize the role of women in the film and TV world, as well as educate, inform and entertain the audience on social, political and economical issues impacting women globally.

Uga Carlini’s hybrid feature film on Alison Botha is a deeply personal and emotional story of triumph and survival. Using a creative and innovative fairytale aesthetic, Uga Carlini’s film is a poetic and insightful exploration of trauma and overcoming that is highly suited to be showcased at festivals such as The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival.

“We are grateful to Uga Carlini for allowing us to open this year’s festival with her film, Alison, and the continued support” expresses The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival organisers.

The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival is done in the essence of celebrating women filmmakers and women entrepreneurs to encourage the spirit of engagement, collaboration and co-creation for a better and informed society.

“I’m only just getting used to the fact that there is a movie out there about ME (no – not at all – still not used to it) – and now I’m supposed to cope with the fact that it’s the OPENING FILM of the inspiring, awesome Mzansi Women’s Film Festival. What an honour! I think I’ll just go back into my bubble and pretend it’s all a dream – that’s pretty much what it feels like. I’m hoping to see you all there” expresses Alison Botha.

Make sure to catch this inspirational film when it opens up nationwide at Nu Metro cinemas from 12 August 2016.