Enough is enough.
A rise in the number of gender-based violence cases during the Covid-19 lockdown has sparked nation-wide outrage, leading South Africans across the country to take to the streets over the weekend to join the fight against gender-based violence.
In support of the fight, country-pop singer-songwriter, Zazz just released a jarring video for her single “Collide”. Produced by October Sun Productions located in KZN, the video tackles tough, real-world issues taking a look at physical assault and substance abuse as a sharp cry for societal change.
Shot in a black and white filter with a home-video feel to recreate a dramatised effect, the video flicks through scenes representative of the troubling, violent realities many women face in their day-to-day.
Flashes of women being pushed, pulled, shaken and grabbed border on blood curdling and hard to watch – but effective in the anger they invoke to stand up and fight, and speak to the hopelessness and loneliness of women in these situations.
“I hope this song encourages women to stand up and fight to know that they deserve better,” says Zazz of the release. “That they are good enough! The moment when fear and faith collide and these women realise that enough is enough. I want women to realise their worth!”
Disclaimer: Some viewers may find the dramatisations in this music video triggering. Reach out to a parent, a friend, a school counselor, or someone you trust, or call a local helpline: Crime Stop Hotline on 08600 10111 or send an anonymous SMS to Crime Line at 32211, or to call the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre at 0800 428 428.