Category: Documentaries

Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

[ 0 ] March 29, 2016 |

The much-anticipated hybrid feature documentary, ALISON, comes to the big screen in South Africa on 12 August 2016, for Women’s Month. In December 1994, two men raped, stabbed and disemboweled Alison Botha after they abducted her from outside her home in Port Elizabeth. Against all odds, Alison defied death – and she also denied her attackers the satisfaction of […]

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Documentary trailer – Emmy Award winning “Miners Shot Down”, a film  by Rehad Desai

Documentary trailer – Emmy Award winning “Miners Shot Down”, a film by Rehad Desai

December 7, 2015 |

Synopsis In August 2012, mine workers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the POV of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down, follows the strike […]

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Best International and Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2015

Best International and Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2015

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

The Shore Break has won the Backsberg Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film, while Virunga was voted Best International Film.  Best South African Film: The Shore Break Directed by Ryley Grunenwald, The Shore Break is the disturbing story of two Pondo cousins on opposing sides of the Xolobeni Wild Coast mining […]

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Future Sound of Mzansi – Watch South African Documentary – Spoek Mathambo

Future Sound of Mzansi – Watch South African Documentary – Spoek Mathambo

[ 1 ] May 29, 2015 |

Future Sound of Mzansi is being streamed over three episodes on Thump, VICE’s electronic music and culture channel. Thump is screening Future Sound of Mzansi to its two million unique visitors, across nine global channels and with translations into six languages. The cult documentary explores the past, present and future of the South African electronic […]

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The day I refused to die…

The day I refused to die…

[ 1 ] March 25, 2015 |

In December 1994 Alison Botha was abducted by two men who raped, disemboweled and slashed her throat 16 times, ensuring she would never breathe again. However, Alison miraculously survived this horrific ordeal and through will power, refused to give her attackers the pleasure of destroying her life. Alison’s story originally by Author Marianne Thamm titled […]

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