Tag: Documentary

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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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016, film submissions now open

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016, film submissions now open

[ 0 ] August 14, 2015 |

  The inaugural Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF), Melbourne’s only distinct documentary film festival, with a mission to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, runs from the  9 – 11 July 2016. The MDFF will feature independent and innovative documentaries from around the world, from short to feature length, award winning films. To add to the […]

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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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Understanding the Durban Film Mart 2015 July 17 – 20 KZN

Understanding the Durban Film Mart 2015 July 17 – 20 KZN

[ 4 ] July 3, 2014 |

So you’ve heard about the Durban Film Mart but what’s it about really? The DFM is an African initiative for the enhancement of African Film content, so no matter where in the world you live or the colour of your skin; if you can prove you were born on the continent of Africa, you can […]

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Bill Duke & Themba Sibeko – Light Girls Documentary

Bill Duke & Themba Sibeko – Light Girls Documentary

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014 |

Director/Actor Bill Duke is a veteran Hollywood filmmaker. He is also the recent recipient of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Life Time Achievement Award. Duke has appointed Johannesburg based filmmaker Themba Sibeko’s of White Heron Pictures to produce and co-direct segments of his much anticipated documentary entitled “Light Girls”. We not sure why Bill has […]

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