Celebration of cinema at DIFF 2015

This July sees the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) return for its 36th year of cinematic celebration.

From July 16 to 26 there will be more than 200 screenings in nine venues across the city, as well as an extensive workshop and seminar programme in which industry experts from around the world share their knowledge and skills.

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Gracing the cover of this year’s National Arts Festival programme are two of South Africa’s most acclaimed satirists. And aptly so, considering that this year the festival organisers have chosen to highlight the genre of satire and freedom of expression in place of their usual “featured artist” category.

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Celebrating Rembrandt

Durban artist, Marianne Meijer, is celebrating the works of Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn in the solo exhibition, Rembrandt – A love affair, at the Rivertown Gallery.
Running until July 5, the exhibition also launches a new Durban Art Gallery exhibition space housed in a newly renovated section of the historic Durban Beer Hall in Florence Nzama Road (formerly Prince Alfred Street).
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Talk: Contemporary Issues In Art Conservation

How does conservation change the meaning and interpretation of objects and sites? Whose values are considered when conserving an artefact or sites? What role does conservation play in restoring memory, human relationships and national identity in the wake of political conflict?

The speaker is Sanchita Balachandran, curator/conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

The talk takes place on Wednesday, July 15 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

This is a free event that is open to the public. Booking is essential as seats are limited.

Inquiries: Angela Zehnder at azehnder@iziko.org.za

RSVP: E-mail Friends of ISANG on sangfriends@iziko.org.za

South African focus at Zanzibar International Film Festival

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is proud to host a series of events focused on South Africa that will include a range of South African guests including South African actress Leleti Khumalo, along with Lebobang Rasethaba, the director and Tshego Molete, the producer of Prisoner 467/64: The Untold Legacy of Andrew Mhalangeni, Adrian Steirn, director of 21 Icons: A Journey to Democracy and Sihle Hlope, director of As I Am.

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