DER Filmmaker

Rehad Desai

Rehad Desai

Rehad Desai completed a history degree at the University of Zimbabwe where he lived for three years. In 1996 Rehad entered the TV and film industry as a Producer and focused much of his energy on historical and socio-political productions. In 1997 he completed his Masters Degree in Social History at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2000 he completed a postgraduate degree in TV and film producing through AVEA. His previous documentary, Born Into Struggle, screened internationally and garnered several awards. Currently, he is developing a feature film entitled Free Heart, a coming-of-age story about a father and his son in Mozambique.

In 2006, Desai released his film Bushman's Secret, which features breathtaking footage of the Kalahari landscape, and exposes us to a world where modernity collides with ancient ways, at a time when each has, strangely, come to rely on the other.

Films Available at DER
Born Into Struggle
Bushman's Secret

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