Award-winning films, poetry, music and book talks at the Maritzburg Social Justice Film and Arts Festival

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AWARD-winning documentary film-maker, Rehad Desai (Miners Shot Down) will be in the city to attend the screening of his latest film, Giant is Falling, as part of the Maritzburg Social Justice Film and Arts Festival, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Co-directed by Jabulani Mzozo, the film takes a sweeping look at the political events of recent years that signal the end of an era in South Africa. Continue reading

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Mbongeni Ngema’s ‘Asinamali’ to be screened in Johannesburg

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Asinamali, the film based on Mbongeni Ngema’s multi-award-winning musical, will screen for seven days at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank Johannesburg, from Friday, September 22 to Thursday, September 28.

This will ensure the film is eligible for submission for the 2018 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy stipulates that a film must play theatrically for seven consecutive days to qualify for entry. Continue reading

Critically acclaimed ‘Inxeba – The Wound’ adds to its awards haul at DIFF

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Nakhane Touré (front left) was named best actor for his work in ‘Inxeba – The Wound’, which also won the prize for best SA director for John Trengrove. Photo: File

INXEBA (known internationally as The Wound) won the prizes for best director for John Trengrove and best actor for Nakhane Touré at the Durban International Film Festival on Saturday, July 22, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

This is the latest in a string of awards for the film, which has been lauded at film festivals around the world. Continue reading

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ brings an extraordinary moment in British history to the big screen

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IN Britain, one of the most memorable moments of the Second World War came with the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.

Now, 75 years later, this incredible historical moment is being put in the spotlight on the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Night Trilogy) new film, Dunkirk. Continue reading