Catherine Stewart
South Africa 2015 DVD I OV I 76 min


WHILE YOU WEREN´T LOOKING is an original story, set in Cape Town. The protagonists are gay and lesbian, from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humourous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers – black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies – that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold.


CATHERINE STEWART lives in Johannesburg and works as a freelance director, screenwriter and script editor. She graduated from Stanford University in 1988 with an Honours Degree in Literature and Film. She received a Master’s degree in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University in 1994. She has written and directed television drama series, mini series and short films for over 25 years.

WHILE YOU WEREN´T LOOKING is her first feature film.

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