The Zanzibar International Film Festival is excited to announce a new special jury award category open specifically to women documentary filmmakers from Africa.
The Adiaha Award for Best African Female Documentary Filmmaker will be offered for the first time at the 20th edition of ZIFF, taking place from July 8 – 16. Continue reading
The compelling documentary, They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile, which can be seen on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 8pm on Friday, November 11, tells the compelling story of when jihadists took control of Northern Mali in 2012. Continue reading
The History Channel (DStv channel 186) will be screening the documentary, 9/11 15th Anniversary Special – 102 Minutes That Changed America at 8.30 pm on Sunday, September 4.
This Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary, chronicles the terror of 9/11 in real-time.
It is a minute by minute account of the catastrophe unfolding, using footage from numerous sources, including personal camcorder footage, police and fire department recordings, and in-the-moment commentary from first responders and witnesses.
There are also interviews and perspectives from those featured in the film, or people who can speak of the events that followed the attack.
The Clive Read documentary, We Came in Spring Carts, will be screened at the Early Morning Market in Durban at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 2. Entry is free.
The documentary tells the story of the conflict in 2009 between traders of Durban’s Early Morning Market and the Durban City Council over the proposed development of a mall on the site of the Market – in the presence of the traders.
Black Coffee productions are kindly sponsoring the screen, audio and projector.
Photo: Beverley Sigamoney
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
The South African documentary Lost Tongue
, winner of the Women Film Critics Circle Award, is set to screen at the 37th Durban International Film Festival
(DIFF) which takes place from June 16 and 26. Continue reading
Pieter-Dirk Uys. Photo: Robert A Hamblin
Nobody’s Died Laughing, a theatrical-action-documentary that celebrates the life and work of performing artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, will have its world premiere at the 37th Durban International Film Festival on Sunday, June 19 at 6pm at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Continue reading
Radio Rats 1977 (from left) Jonathan Handley, Dave Davies, Julian Platt, Herbie Parkin
Jiving and Dying – The Radio Rats Story sees Durban filmmaker Michael Cross return to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) (June 16-26) with a documentary about a band he argues are so much more than one-hit wonders. Continue reading
Over the past decade documentary film has emerged as a popular genre, with non-fiction films often making it onto a general public circuit that is usually only the province of fictional cinema.
FilmClub will be screening Divorce, Iranian Style, directed by the remarkable if insufficiently recognised British documentarian, Kim Longinotto, will be shown at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 12. Continue reading
Unearthed, a groundbreaking, award-winning, independent South African documentary, will be screened at 6 pm for 6.30 pm on Wednesday, February 17 at Tanglewood Country House.
In the film a young South African, Jolynn Minnaar, swallows her optimism on fracking in her Karoo hometown after a mysterious phone call from the United States leads her to uncover the hidden truths of the gas industry.
Unearthed challenges the assertion that hydraulic fracturing is a safe, time-tested technology and questions whether shale gas is the solution for our energy-hungry world.
Entry is a R20 donation to Frack Free SA. There is a soup supper for R60 – book on 083 645 5619.
Did you miss all the familiar faces on Carte Blanche on Sunday? You can watch their programme on KZN fracking here: http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/996374/