CT: Labia Sat 3, 6.30pm + Q&A
JHB: Bioscope Sun 11, 10am
African Film School
Super 8mm home movies of wildlife from 1960s South Africa and Rhodesia are juxtaposed with the audio from a 2007 wildlife film-training programme. Often humorous it reflects on the nature of capturing images in Southern Africa.
Clifford Brandon lives in a cave. Guided by God he has painstakingly transformed it into an intricately decorated, multi-roomed home. A gently poetic meditation on the meaning of “home” and what it is that binds us to it.
Mamajara Malope moved to Jozi in 1978, lives alone in a small shack with no communication with, or financial support from her two children. It’s a heartbreaking indictment of poverty among one of Africa’s richest nations.
Promised Land Fallacy
This is the Trans Collective’s story. Any other narrative pertaining to decolonisation in the diaspora excluding the voice of the poor black trans queer bodies is a lie. Let us speak the truth.
Say It With Flowers
A self-described “abuse” of the home movies of Charles Weich, music writer for Die Burger for 30 years under the United Party and the Nats, Say It With Flowers presents a troubling, ghostly document of the melodrama and ritual of colonial-apartheid whiteness in Cape Town.