About

A Growing Thing is a feature length documentary about women living in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa and the women’s empowerment project where they work.

Having grown up in a multi-racial family in the U.S., producer/director Sarah Gross has a deep personal connection to this story. Extended visits over the past four years have helped her build a close relationship to Jabulile and the women of Kopanang.

Produced by Bugle Film Productions in Berlin, directed by Sarah Gross, edited by Frank Brummundt, director of photography Luana Knipfer, music by Momo Djender, co-produced by Athena Kalkopoulou.

A Growing Thing was fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, supported with funds from The Puffin Foundation and developed at ESoDoc and the IDFAcademy. The film was presented as a work-in-progress at DOK Preview at DOK Leipzig Film Festival 2017.