Pretty Renae Mangena

Pretty Mangena is a BA (hons) in Film & Television graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand with a double major in cinematography and directing. Her work heavily concerns itself with the representation of black people and exploring different social-political conventionalities as they relate to the black lived experiences. Ubuhle is her first independent documentary which is about the politics of beauty and decolonizing beauty standards. The documentary premiered at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in 2018 and was selected for festivals such as Africa rising international film festival, the Cherry film festival and the German cultural exchange. In the year 2020, She co-produced and worked as a cinematographer for a short film titled Ivangeli where she was nominated for best cinematographer at the Wit film & tv awards and the UFA Youth Film Festival in Russia and the New Generation Film Festival.