Ratsheko Mashilo Nthite is an award winning integration documentary filmmaking from South Africa believes in projects that questions human philosophy and ethics bringing projects that speaks to all gender and race. He has been specialising on integration documentaries that reflects on the abilities of people who are born able but living in a different human shell. These projects has made incredible impact on enlightening able people to also reflect on their individual perspective and do self introspection as I believe we all have our own disabilities while regarded able.

He was invited to participate at the 9th International Documentary Masterclass INRERDOC in Serbia (Europe). His project in development Daughters of Hope was selected for Verzio DocLab (International Human Right Film Festival) in Hungary. Ratsheko is a member of South African Documentary Association. He attended the Talent Durban Campus and pitched his documentary project “Womb Dance” at the Talent Story Junction and selected to participate for the Africa Doc Station Pitch hosted by the Durban Film Mart. Womb Dance was selected for Durban International Film Festival in 2019. His complete documentary was selected for Zanzibar Pitch for Competition in 2017.

Ratsheko is currently running Room 53 Films working as a Producer/Director. Ratsheko recently collaborated with Adventures with Elephants on human interaction with Elephants. Recently filming Rhino dotting projects at Zwartkloof Private Game back in South Africa .
Ratsheko is currently in development of his first feature documentary – God how So?

Programme of the Masterclass

Date: 24 March 2020

Topic: Finding your story
Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Brief: I will be focusing on how to find your story looking at the engagement between the filmmaker and his cast. The topic will develop as we discuss on what is the core topic that a filmmaker looks at when developing his/her project. The research that need to be looked into to grow the story and makes it authentic.

Finding your character;
• Who are your characters?
• What role are they bringing to the story?
• What are you bringing to the story as a filmmaker?
(Between 9: 45 – 10:00 – will play 3 trailers of my previous projects)

Time: 10:00 – 10:15 Break

Time: 10:15 – 11:00
Screening of Womb Dance (28 minutes)
Group discussion and interaction

Time: 10:55 – 11:10
Ideas/ group pitch or individual idea (4 minutes each). As a class we discuss the ideas.

Time: 11:30 – closure

Date: 25 March 2020

Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Screening of Sibusiso’s HANPRINT – (26 minutes)
Topic: Project concept – Proposal
• When is the right time to film with them?
• How do we engage them to allow them be who they are without losing the story and the character?

Time: 10: 15 (Break)

Time:10:15 – 10:55
• Finding audience.
• Finding your Market
• Film festivals.

Time: 10:15 – 10:55 – 11:05
• Feedback from learners
• Feedback from participants