Net Vir Pret Film Department
The Net vir Pret film department was established in 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic.
We have an Audio Visual specialist that has been giving students practical experience in the workflow involved with recording audio and video, then editing the materials they recorded, for a final video product.
Covid - Get Tested
Our first project was a Covid community awareness video, highlighting the need to get tested, and breaking down the stigma attached to the pandemic in the early days.
The film was recorded and edited entirely on iphones, and puppets were incorporated into the play as the main characters.
"Die Virus" (The Virus)
Our next film project was a poetic piece by one of our full time staff, Selanvor Platjies, called “Die Virus”.
Please click below to read an article by the Centre For Humanities research at the University of the Western Cape, regarding Selanvor and this video.
This video was commissioned by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Spain.
Our video contribution will be added with other submissions, and will be encapsulated in a time capsule that will only be opened in 50 years time.
Tales of the Elders fundraiser
In 2019 and 2020 the inters and staff at Net Vir Pret, interviewed some of the elderly residents in Smitsville (Steek my weg).
The video department filmed a fundraiser video to assist in publishing the oral histories of the displaced residents of Barrydale and the surrounding farms.