Land and Identity

Festival Guest African Short

Screens with

Mining Memory
Locals of St Helenian descent share stories of their ancestors’, with themes of race, heritage and the significance of ‘place’, both real and imagined, being explored.

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Screens with

Free Education
This powerful short chronicles the events of the #FeesMustFall movement from the perspective of DUT student Bonginkosi Khanyile.

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Current political debate swirls around historic land issues. This film is a moving account of the impact on kids and families of decisions that uproot people, evicting them from their homes and communities for reasons of greed and dubious policy.

The story is eloquently told by young voices, its format gives the film freshness and immediacy with lush views of the Atlantic seaboard contrasting with the grittiness of the Cape Flats and the homeliness of Plumstead.

Laverne and Jaydon describe their contrasting experiences growing up in Hanover Park and Plumstead in articulate interviews and voice-overs. Laverne shapes her sense of identity away from home. Jaydon is rooted in Plumstead, but his family is faced with a forced removal, nearly a quarter of a century after democracy. The government official Jaydon interviews appears to be distant, disinterested and creepy. What has changed?

Cape Town
Labia 3
Tue 5 June / 7.45pm + Q&A
Sun 10 June / 3pm extra screening
Wed 6 June / 8.45pm + Q&A
Nomakhomazi Dewavrin, Okuhle Dyo
South Africa
50 minutes


Nomakhomazi Dewavrin, Okuhle Dyo Director

Film director Nomakhomazi Dewavrin along with with her younger sister Okuhle Dyosopu are filmmakers based in Nelson Mandela Bay, both studied at the Nelson Mandela University a decade apart, but their love for film has bridged the age gap between them. Known for their Youth Culture documentary Series for SABC1, the two women have successfully produced 10 YOUTH CULTURE, 10 documentaries over the past 4 years. Two of them were the Official
Selection at Encounters Documentary Festival. “We are drawn to communities who do not lack a platform to express themselves” That is why we work from the Eastern Cape”

Inspired by fashion and a contemporary African art aesthetic, they bring a fresh feel to documentaries. The two sisters, write, shoot and edit their own work.