The Lost Tribe
Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Lost Tribe

The Lost Tribe is a documentary examining the plight of the South African "Coloured" people, their struggle for survival over the last 400 years, their battle for First Nation status in the face of political opposition and oppression and the parallels to the continued genocide of the KhoiSan people from the 1600’s to today.

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SHORT SESSION 1: OPEN WINDOW
Jul
3
1:15 PM13:15

SHORT SESSION 1: OPEN WINDOW

Uitbundig:

Identity is questioned in this mysterious puzzle when two almost identical men become involved with a young school teacher. Both men think they are in an exclusive relationship with her but everything unravels with tragic consequences for everyone involved.

Konstellasie Kaart:

A Bitter Afrikaans poet goes on an expedition and shares his views on culture and also a few things about himself. 'n Bitter Afrikaanse digter reik uit op n ekspidisie en deel sy uitkyk op die kultuur rondom hom asook n ding of twee oor homself.

My cat and I:

A man suspended in time after an horrific act

Last Chance Neill:

After an incident at work, Neill, a failing telecommunications operator gets demoted to door-to-door sales. Havoc ensues when Jerry Spies, Neill’s boss, uncovers secrets about Neill that influences him personally and, ultimately, leads to a confrontation between employer and employee.

Ons luister nou na ‘n voorlesing van Johannes van Gulp-Vrug se plastiek is die toekoms geverf in die somer son langs die straat:

A visual accompaniment of the poetic ramblings of hermit poet Johannes Van-Gulpvrug from the small village of Greyling stad.

Matras-Baber toebroodtjies vir ‘n laat midag piekniek onder die bome in die park:

A visuals accompaniment for the tongue in cheek poetic ramblings of the cult poet Johannes van Gulp Vrug from tiny village of Greyling stad.

 

 

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Farmboy
Jul
3
1:00 PM13:00

Farmboy

Happy is a black high school boy that always struggled to fit in amongst his peers. He grew up in a farm owned by two Afrikaners and his father, a worker in the farm, passed away early in his adolescence so he was eventually raised by the Afrikaners. This made him too white for the black kids and too black for the white kids. One day a School kid gangster, Stevovo, protects him from a regular bully and soon Happy finds himself hanging out with the wrong crowd. 

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Eye in the Sky
Jul
3
12:00 PM12:00

Eye in the Sky

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Written by Bleecker Street

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Man Up!
Jul
3
12:00 PM12:00

Man Up!

South Africa is a violent country with some of the highest levels of gender-based violence in the world. Men are the primary perpetrators of such violence. Man Up! offers a critical look at manhood in South Africa by unpacking the realities of men’s life experiences in order to make sense of their violence. The film follows the stories of Sikhangele Mabulu and Monwabisi Mbetane as they reflect on their childhood socialisation that made violence an acceptable form of male expression. Man Up! suggests that it is the narrow constructions of masculinity that make seemingly powerless men resort to violence as a means of asserting their manhood. Through the work of the NGO Sonke Gender Justice, the film looks at the powerful role men can play in bringing about change within their homes and communities to lead more gender equitable and fulfilling lives.

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Uitvlucht
Jul
3
10:30 AM10:30

Uitvlucht

Anna is a teacher who, due to her own poor decisions, loses everything in life that matters to her. During her journey of self-forgiveness, she finds work at a farm school named ‘Uitvlucht’ (Refuge). With the support of the teachers and Dok - a kind hearted farmer - she finds the courage to re-build herself and others around her. Anna finds herself at the frontline of a battle for the wellbeing of he children in her class. She is confronted with issues like child molestation and alcoholism. As she builds courage in herself she builds up the people around her and allows for someone to love her again.

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Mignon "Mossie" van Wyk
Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Mignon "Mossie" van Wyk

Die sagte, volwasse stem van Luna van Wyk skets die wêreld van haar ouer suster, Mignon “Mossie” van Wyk. Mossie is ‘n swerwende, reisgees wat hunker na onvoorwaardelike liefde en om styf vas gehou te word wanneer die lewe sy pothoue uitdeel. Adriaan is die ewige en letterlike “boy-next-door”. Adriaan Prinsloo is anders as gewone tiener seuns. Hy is ver voor sy tyd. ‘n Dromer, intuïtief, braaf, sagmoedig. Elf jaar later raak Mossie smoorverlief op Leon Rossouw, ‘n spiertier, heuning kwas. ‘n Liefdes driehoek ontstaan. Ons sien hoe Mossie haar vlerke sprei en vlieg. 

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Verskietende Ster
Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Verskietende Ster

Shooting Star tells the story of Phillip Schuman, a 15-year-old boy with an extraordinary musical talent. A gifted pianist but with the pain of a real world that threatens to overshadow his light. When Max du Toit a middle-aged subject advisor sees Phillip perform one of his own compositions he immediately knows that this boy has the ability to become a true Beethoven. He takes Phillip under his wing but soon realises it will not be as easy as he was initially made to believe. Maria Schuman, Phillip's beautiful and deeply religious mother dies of cancer. This causes great grieve for Phillip’s father, Thomas. Wrapped in misery by his wife's sudden death Thomas forbids Phillip to ever to touch a piano as this was something special between him and his wife. The internal struggle for music, a bully ruling with an iron fist at school, Max’s persistence to help and Phillip’s love for the most beautiful girl at school; soon create enormous conflict. Shooting Star is not just an inspirational story that shows the beauty hidden in our God given talents, but also points to the power of forgiveness. An uplifting father & son story that promises to touch and inspire every viewer.

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Lina and Leo, 2015
Jul
3
9:30 AM09:30

Lina and Leo, 2015

An off-beat dark comedy about a struggling middle-aged journalist who is hot on the trail of a reclusive surrealist artist, hoping to break his next big story. But after waking up in the middle of nowhere, buried up to his shoulders, with his new chicken friend, Lina, tied to his neck, he realises it may not be as easy as he thought. Not only does it seem as if the people of the town called Tallydale is in on the artist’s secret identity, but it’s as if he has entered a world of surrealism.

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I made a film you will never see
Jul
3
9:30 AM09:30

I made a film you will never see

Michiel Kruger lost his sight at the age of 14. Despite being blind, Michiel has set and broken various sports world records, both locally and internationally over the last 57 years. At the age of 71 he still holds two world records in singles and doubles bowls. He co-founded the Piano Tuning Society of South Africa in 1989 and still runs a successful piano tuning business in Bloemfontein. This film will show you how skilled Michiel has become in observing his world and how this allows him to live a very fulfilling life.  

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Therefor I Am
Jul
3
9:30 AM09:30

Therefor I Am

A mysterious encounter between a man who claims to be from the future and the man that he claims is his former self. A surreal psychological thriller about loss and regret. All set within the framework of a time travel story that loosely operates in accordance to the paradox-less MWI (many-worlds interpretation) in quantum mechanics.

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Tiger House
Jul
2
9:00 PM21:00

Tiger House

Kelly is an injured gymnast, she’s a good girl with a bad hand of cards and now she needs to tell her boyfriend Mark some sobering news: she’s pregnant. She creeps across the garden towards the big mock-Tudor house and lithely clambers up the drainpipe without waking his disapproving parents.

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EYE IN THE SKY
Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

EYE IN THE SKY

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Written by Bleecker Street

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I made a film you will never see
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

I made a film you will never see

Michiel Kruger lost his sight at the age of 14. Despite being blind, Michiel has set and broken various sports world records, both locally and internationally over the last 57 years. At the age of 71 he still holds two world records in singles and doubles bowls. He co-founded the Piano Tuning Society of South Africa in 1989 and still runs a successful piano tuning business in Bloemfontein. This film will show you how skilled Michiel has become in observing his world and how this allows him to live a very fulfilling life.  

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THEREFOR I AM
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

THEREFOR I AM

A mysterious encounter between a man who claims to be from the future and the man that he claims is his former self. A surreal psychological thriller about loss and regret. All set within the framework of a time travel story that loosely operates in accordance to the paradox-less MWI (many-worlds interpretation) in quantum mechanics.

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Black Christmas
Jul
2
3:30 PM15:30

Black Christmas

On Christmas Eve 1997, four members of a White right wing organization detonated a series of bombs in a shopping centre in Worcester. Four people were killed. Olga Macingwane, one of 67 people seriously injured, travelled to Pretoria Prison to meet Stefaans Coetzee, the youngest bomber who was 17 years at the time of the bombing incident. Olga accepted Coetzee’s remorse and offered him forgiveness. The message spread and a “Peace Train” – an actual train – was commissioned to transport family members of victims, and members of the community who wished to meet Stefaans. The film probes the deeper dimensions of forgiveness and restitution.

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UITVLUCHT
Jul
2
3:30 PM15:30

UITVLUCHT

Anna is a teacher who, due to her own poor decisions, loses everything in life that matters to her. During her journey of self-forgiveness, she finds work at a farm school named ‘Uitvlucht’ (Refuge). With the support of the teachers and Dok - a kind hearted farmer - she finds the courage to re-build herself and others around her. Anna finds herself at the frontline of a battle for the wellbeing of he children in her class. She is confronted with issues like child molestation and alcoholism. As she builds courage in herself she builds up the people around her and allows for someone to love her again.

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timelines
Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

timelines

Three girls die before they turn 21. They all become overnight internet sensations. In spirit they are changing the world, but what is happening to the people they left behind? How do you say goodbye, when death goes viral?

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ASSIGNMENT
Jul
2
2:00 PM14:00

ASSIGNMENT

Kathleen Jacobs, a renowned conflict journalist returns home after uncovering an incredible scoop. When she pitches the story to her editor, he turns her down. Kathleen, however, is determined to break the story; a decision that pitches her squarely against major political forces. When she refuses to back off despite numerous “incidents", Kat suddenly finds herself on the run, aided only by two ex's; her ex-husband and an ex-military consultant. What ensues is a cat-and-mouse chase that risks everything. Not only Kat's career and reputation are on the line, but also her life, as well as that of her family.

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The Dream Of Shahrazad
Jul
2
1:30 PM13:30

The Dream Of Shahrazad

Weaving together music, politics and storytelling, THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD explores recent social and political events in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon through the metaphor of THE 1001 NIGHTS, and looks at the ways in which creativity and political articulation coincide in response to oppression. Drawing on Shahrazad, the princess who saves lives by telling stories, a youth orchestra conductor, a Cairean storytelling troupe, a troubled Lebanese actress and various others all put art to new political use. 

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The Boers at the End of the World
Jul
2
1:30 PM13:30

The Boers at the End of the World

In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is, unbelievably, a 100-year-old community that speaks Afrikaans. After the destruction of the war against the British, these Boers sailed across the ocean to start a new life. Today, only a few dozen still speak the language and they struggle to keep their culture alive. While some continue the lifestyle of their forefathers, others embrace modern Argentina. This award-winning documentary is a portrait of the last days of the community and one family's efforts to reconnect with South Africa.     

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Aquel Ruido
Jul
2
1:30 PM13:30

Aquel Ruido

Aquel Ruido translates directly to “That Noise” but the meaning has more resonance; it also refers to the nostalgia that a sound can bring and the way that sound can change a person's heart. 

Our story takes place in a mythical migrant labor camp during a depression. One day a group of travelling musicians come to the camp and their music inspires the camp’s folk to forget their daily hardships. A Soldier and a Mourning Woman are especially affected and they are moved to leave their old lives behind them. 

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Twee Grade van Moord
Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Twee Grade van Moord

Aleksa Cloete (Sandra Prinsloo), a well-known Cape Town psychologist, has authored a bestseller, Love Doesn’t Hurt, but despite her long and happy marriage to husband Ben (Marius Weyers), she has an entirely intellectual view of love. Their only child Christiaan (Roelof Storm) was forced, while growing up, to find much needed nurturing from his ‘second mother’, loyal housekeeper Fy Abrahams (Shaleen Surtie-Richards). When Aleksa agrees to take part in a reality-style documentary about her breakthrough therapeutic work with women who confuse pain with love, one of her patients, Tanya Basson (Hilda Cronje), agrees to be the case study. Ben suffers a debilitating heart attack and Tanya arrives at Aleksa’s home with the news that she has killed her boyfriend during a heated row. Aleksa realises that she has misjudged the severity of Tanya’s emotional state and, at the same time, Ben tells her that he has reached a life-changing decision about the destiny of his own life.  As the story unfolds, Aleksa is forced to question her integrity and confront her ability to make sacrifices for the people she cares about. Ultimately, she has to confront the question: “What would love do now?”

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Skewe Reënboog
Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Skewe Reënboog

Willem is trapped in Rainbow Nation idealism. He lives as a hermit in Santarama Miniland – an abandoned miniature-museum of bygone South African glory days and American idols. Willem slavishly follows the same routine day in and day out working on a huge plastic rainbow and the upkeep of a mini replica of the Union Buildings. One night, as Willem draws the five-hundredth depiction of his hero Madiba, he is attacked and knocked unconscious, and his Madiba-portraits as well as his treasured rainbow are destroyed. He decides to ask for Madiba’s help and undertakes a disillusioning journey to the real Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official seat of South Africa’s government. There, Willem discovers that Madiba has died. His demands to see and talk to President Zuma are violently rejected and tragedy follows. Crooked Rainbow reflects how South Africans allowed themselves to be swept up in Rainbow Nation idealism and how this betrayed opportunities for true transformation and true reconciliation.

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