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My Culture My Music

Connecting to the body and soul, healing and providing a sense of being; music connects people. Read More »

Shot over the course of a weekend at last year’s Durban International Film Festival, this documentary parody follows a young black woman filmmaker named Fanon as she prepares herself for her first pitch – a film about FW De Klerk’s wife Marike, who was killed by a security guard who worked at the beach-side apartment complex where she lived. Imbued with a wicked sense of mischief, the film explores the position of marginalised young South African filmmakers and interrogates the attitudes and perspectives of older and relatively privileged filmmakers who have already established key positions in the local industry. Ambivalently splicing together elements of fiction and documentary, the film features interviews with some of South Africa’s leading film talents and reveals an industry that is fractured and fragmented by issues of race, identity, funding and post-colonialism.

Guests

Mpumelelo Mcata Co-director
Mpumelelo is one of South Africa's leading artists and cultural activists. Best known as one part of internationally acclaimed award winning South African rock band the BLK JKS - Mpumelelo plays the guitar, self-taught at that, but he is quick to remind us...that he is not a guitarist. Mpumelelo is…

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Perivi Katjavivi Co-director
Perivi is an award winning Namibian filmmaker. He was born in Oxford, England to an English mother and a Namibian father. He grew up in Windhoek, Namibia and studied film at Columbia College in Los Angeles where he attained his BA.His first feature film, The Unseen, played at several film…

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SA Premiere Festival Guest African Feature
Cape Town
Labia2
Sat 8 June / 8pm + Q&A
Labia2
Tue 11 June / 6.30pm
Bertha
Sat 15 June / 2pm
Johannesburg
Bio
Fri 7 June / 8.45pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Perivi Katjavivi & Mpumelelo Mcata
Country:
South Africa
Year:
2019
Duration:
48 minutes
Language(s):
English