A Blues for Tiro

Director: Steve Kwena Mokwena
Country: South Africa
Year: 2007
Running Time: 48 min
Language: English and Setswana

A poetic tribute to an extraordinary black consciousness activist and inspirational leader, who was murdered in 1974.

About the Director

Steve Kwena Mokwena

Steve Kwena MokwenaBiography: Steve Kwena Mokwena is a historian, filmmaker and cultural activist. He is the founder of Xivumbeko Media and the Afrikan Freedom Station, an afrocentric multi-media gallery. Steve Kwena Mokwena was born in Soweto, South Africa and studied history, African politics and sociology at WITS University. He also holds an MA degree from Leeds University. He is particularly interested in history and memory and has produced and directed numerous films, including A Blues for Tiro (2007), Our Father Who Art in Memory (2008), Biko’s Trail (2008) and Driving with Fanon (2009).

(Sources:
http://dbnweb2.ukzn.ac.za/cca/images/diff/DIFF2010/diff2010%20final%20catalogue.pdf
http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=23930)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A Blues for Tiro (2011);
Driving with Fanon (2011).

Filmography:
A Blues for Tiro (2007);
Our Father Who Art in Memory (2008);
Biko’s Trail (2008);
Going Home (2009);
Black-Dog-Fire (2009);
Every Birth (2009);
Migrant Dreams (2009);
Driving with Fanon (2009);
Rebirth: What Was Billy Holliday Doing in Brixton? (2012).