Deidre Jantjies

Role at the 2024 DFM Event:



Deidre Jantjies is a cultural activist passionate about the historical stories of women. She is the founder of Na Aap Productions, a fully integrated, broad based production company, screening untold stories of Southern Africa. Jantjies has a long history of stage performing, she took these skills and started writing her own stories into short and feature films. Working extensively on narratives closest to her heart. Stories that include indigenous heritage and traditions that have been forgotten, is the most important dialogue that she wants to create.

She identified that women needed a voice to represent themselves creatively. This was a great way to start a company that stood for African writers, directors, and producers. In 2020, the company partnered with an Indian storyteller and produced Love Thy Neighbour, an animation short film that won international awards. In the same year, Na Aap also produced Tweegesig, an online comedy series that featured on Facebook and Stories in die Wind (, the first Nama web series that tells the indigenous story of a young girl finding her purpose.


Na Aap Production

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