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AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE is a non-profit initiative dedicated to African story-telling, to the safeguarding of the continent’s dynamic heritage for future generations. In a global effort, AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE records and showcases the continent’s acclaimed or unknown history makers, giving unprecedented access to all those who were at the heart of events that shaped Africa’s modern history. Created …

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

“Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect” – Stephen King. Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of …

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NOEM MY SKOLLIE

Based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail, Noem My Skollie, is a powerful and moving film that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. Audiences can look forward to Daryne Joshua’s directorial debut in this true life, big-screen cinematic experience that will keep viewers spellbound in a world that …

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AFRIDOCS FILM SERIES

Some of the world’s most awarded and recognized documentary films are coming to your TV screen this September. AfriDocs is proud to present these popular films that creatively tackle issues of geopolitics and division, immigration and refugees, reconciliation and climate change. Across sub-Saharan Africa, AfriDocs presents Walls, that documents the state of world increasingly divided by physical walls and was …

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PRIDE TV LAUNCHES

Response to news that South Africa, and Southern Africa, now has a dedicated LGBT video-on-demand (VOD) service has been “overwhelming”. By Glenda Nevill PrideTV promises to tell “the stories of Africa’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community”, says Alicia Antill, marketing manager, while LGBT content is generated in and around South Africa, it isn’t prolific. “The content produced in Africa …

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL JOZI FILM FESTIVAL

The Jozi Film Festival is an annual event that showcases the latest films made by South African and international filmmakers in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities – Johannesburg. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to enriching local culture, supporting the city’s vibrant film community, and reaching new audiences through the powerful language of film. The Fifth Annual Jozi Film …

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LA FRENCH / THE CONNECTION

La French / The Connection Le Movie Club is an exciting collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. Throughout the year there will be different themes such …

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MULHOLLAND DRIVE

It puzzles viewers but delights critics. Why has Mulholland Drive topped BBC Culture’s poll of the greatest films of the 21st Century? Luke Buckmaster explains. Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential crisis. Terms such as ‘TV-like’ or ‘television-esque’ were once intended as insults; now, in a period most commentators consider a …

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SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS

The Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama Audience Award winner, Shepherds and Butchers, helmed by Oliver Schmitz and produced by Anant Singh, will open nationwide on the South African theatrical circuit on Friday, October 28th through Times Media Films. Critically acclaimed and multiple award winning filmmaker, Oliver Schmitz (Life, Above All) helms the screen adaptation penned by Brian Cox. The gripping court …

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NONKU NDLOVU

Nonku Ndlovu shows RapidLion, Musa Gwebani, that beauty is not just skin deep. Nonku Ndlovu has big, piercing brown eyes that somehow manage to be extra gentle when they rest on you. She has a sharp, angular face. High cheekbones. Straight nose. Strong chin. Her braided hair is copper-coloured. Today she wears a straight cut, white floral dress that rests …