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

Durban International Film Festival announces award winners for 2016

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Christia Visser (above right) was named best actress at the Durban International Film Festival for her role as Tess in Tess directed by Meg Rickards. The film was also named best SA feature film and won an award for best editing for Linda Man.

The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition at the Playhouse on June 25, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Space in Between. Continue reading

Award-winning doccie, The Shore Break, heading to cinemas and DVD

Nonhle Mbuthuma, is a young local eco-tour guide, and a staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depends. She wants to develop eco-tourism in order to protect her community’s homes, farms, graves and traditional lifestyle. Nonhle opposes the mining operations and highway construction in the Xolobeni area. The Shore Break  unpacks the dilemma faced by a rural community on South Africa’s Wild Coast as to whether to support or resist a proposed titanium mining project that could fundamentally change their lives forever.

Nonhle Mbuthuma, a young local eco-tour guide, and staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depends, wants to develop eco-tourism in order to protect her community’s homes, farms, graves and traditional lifestyle. Nonhle opposes the mining operations and highway construction in the Xolobeni area. The Shore Break unpacks the dilemma faced by a rural community on South Africa’s Wild Coast as to whether to support or resist a proposed titanium mining project that could fundamentally change their lives forever.

Multi-award winning doccie The Shore Break is set to have cinema screenings in Jozi before becoming available on DVD and online. Continue reading