In a world where media’s credibility is being questioned, where fake news spreads like wildfire, the work of investigative journalists is imperative –and their presence on social media often an important counterweight to disinformation. But it is also a mouse-and-cat space in which journalists and bullies battle across the digital world.

The film highlights the personal stories and exceptional work of four extraordinary women journalists in South Africa, Ferial Haffajee, Marianne Thamm, Pauli van Wyk, and Caryn Dolley; it explores what suddenly shifted the discourse around the stories published, what sparked the attacks, what made them so personal and vicious; it is also a story of hope, inspiration, resilience, and incredible strength – in especially challenging times.


Emilie Madeleine Gambade, Malibongwe Tyilo


Emilie Madeleine Gambade


Malibongwe Tyilo


Ferial Haffajee, Caryn Dolley, Marianne Thamm, Pauli van Wyk