Jolynn Minnaar is an award-winning young South African director, documentary producer and digital strategist based in Cape Town. She is on the board of the South African Documentary Filmmakers Association. 2014 saw the release of her acclaimed debut feature documentary, Unearthed, which uncovers the shale gas industry from an international perspective in order to understand whether or not countries like South Africa should pursue fracking. The film won the Green Award after its World Premiere at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 as well as the Best South African Film Audience Award at the 2014 Encounters Film Festival. She was nominated for Best Female Directed Documentary by the Alliance of Woman Film Journalists at IDFA 2014. Glamour Magazine named Jolynn "Woman of the Year: Change Agent" for 2014 alongside inspiring female leaders such as Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. She is a part of the Mail and Guardian’s 2015 Top 200 Young South Africans as well as a 21 Icon. Jolynn has a triple major in BA Film, Media and Screen Production from UCT and specialised in Cinematography and Editing at AFDA.