Faces of Fortune

Faces of Fortune documents Terry Fortune's life as drag queen in Cape Town's theatre world. From humble beginnings to becoming a trailblazer for artists this is an inspiring story of triumph, struggle, and unbreakable spirit that highlights the transformative power of performance.

Screenings – CT
Lab1Sun 2 July 12pm+ Q&A
Screenings – JHB
BioFri 23 June 7pm+ Q&A


Jessie Zinn


South Africa



Running Time:

21 min



In the captivating documentary Faces of Fortune, we are introduced to the multifaceted life of Terry Fortune, a legendary drag queen who has left an indelible mark on Cape Town’s theatre world. From his humble beginnings on a competition stage to his current status as a trailblazer for performers and artists in South Africa, Terry shares his life’s triumphs, struggles and unbreakable spirit. Through the admiring lens of the camera, we are invited to reflect on the inspiring journey of this icon and appreciate Terry’s many faces of fortune. At just 21 minutes, this film is a must-see for anyone seeking to understand the transformative power of performance and the indomitable human spirit.

The Subtle Art of Performance Shorts Block includes Faces of Fortune, Coach, A Performance on Femininity, Breaking Barriers: The Ricardo Fitzpatrick Story

Courtesy of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC)