Welcome to our work page!
We’ve set up this page so that you can have a look-see at some of the awesome production work that Ghettoverit gets up to. For now we have our Scifest Africa inserts.
Our project brief for the inserts was to create a 2-minute vid on a postgraduate student from the Science faculty at Rhodes University, and we were to do this in order to promote the scientific field to teenagers around the country. We were supposed to show how rad science can really be, and we profiled students of all kinds. From rock star biochemists to passionate ichthyologists, from gaming geniuses to jamming environmentalists… we’ve got them all here folks.
First up we have Matthew Adendorff by Leila & Mish!
Matt is a Biochemistry Masters student at the Rhodes University Chemistry department. But he’s more than that – he is currently working on a new cure for malaria in an attempt to save hundreds of thousands of lives globally. And he’s a bit of a rock star in his own right, playing guitar for local bands like Soma and Marbo and the Vibes, and in his free time he rocks on his guitar to keep him centred. And he’s just plain awesome.
And then Vusi Mthombeni by Noma & Lubabalo
You may not have much to start off with but if you are determined enough you surely will get far in life. It is no lie that it is a common belief across all societies that only those who go to privileged schools (schools which are predominantly white) are more likely to make it far in life.
Many look down on those who attend school in the township or in the villages. With the lack of resources such as desks, running water as well as responsible teachers in some cases this common belief might just hold true. But is this always the case?
First of all not all township schools and schools in the rural areas have a lack of resources or teachers that just decide to stay away. Come to think of it this is what the media is always portraying, hence the common belief. Teachers striking, learners stabbing each other are some of the stories that we see on the news and the more privileged schools being praised for their 100% pass rate. Don’t take me wrong, this is good but at times we need to look back at these underprivileged schools and give them credit for the good work that they also produce.
Vusi Mthombeni grew up in Northern Zulu land in a village called Ingwavuma. Today Vusi is a top scientist. He was determined and he knew what he wanted in life. Despite all the obstacles that stood in front of him he has done well for himself.
Watch this video and be inspired.
The lovely Claire Martens by Lloyd & Karen!
Claire isn’t your avergage scientist. When she’s not saving the environment she’s rocking out to Grahamstown’s top bands. Check her out.
And Alistair Nottingham, our Xbox genius by Alna & KK!
Scientists are boring. That is the general consensus amongst most students and scholars. We all imagine a bunch of nerdy-looking individuals in white lab coats. If only everyone could see how interesting science can be.
Alastair Nottingham is doing his Honours in Computer Science and he is doing something most scholars only dream of. Alastair makes video-games for the XBOX 360 console and is everything BUT your average scientist. Check him out!
The dynamic Curt Sahd by Syanda and Pumi!
This is a profile video about Curt Sadh, a boff. in studying Honours in Computer
Science at Rhodes University. Curt’s not your average honours student. He’s currently working on his honours project, which is a programme that is trying to empower underdeveloped communities. His programme also allows students to access all their information while they’re off campus;
using their cell phones. There are so many other awesome things that the programme allows you to do and what’s more is it’s FREE! This guy is not driven by any self-interest
at all. Ok, we’re not going to give it all away, check him out!
And last but not least, Lorraine by Bee & Bile!