Category Archives: Film Festivals

Mama Goema :: Sound on Screen Music Film Festival 2012

Sound on Screen Music Film Festival (SOS) Johannesburg | The Bioscope | December 2012 The third installment of South Africa’s Sound On Screen Music Film Festival is based in Johannesburg for the first time this year! SOS 2012 takes place … Continue reading

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Mama Goema :: UK Première | Scotland African Film Festival 2012

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At DIFF :: Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man | Malik Bendjellou | Sweden, United Kingdom | 2012 | 85min Many attempts have been made to dramatise the incredible shift in global consciousness that came about when the Internet started performing its magic in the … Continue reading

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At Encounters :: Under African Skies

Under African Skies | Joe Berlinger | USA | 2011 | 102min Eminently likeable interviewees including Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and David Byrne extol the virtues of Paul Simon’s landmark 1986 worldbeat classic Graceland while the … Continue reading

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At Encounters :: The African Cypher

The African Cypher | Brian Little | South Africa | 2012 | 89min “W-O-W!” It’s a line from the film and a fair description of what Brian Little has achieved with his sophomore feature-length documentary, The African Cypher. Like its … Continue reading

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At Encounters :: A Common Purpose

A Common Purpose | Mitzi Goldman | Australia | 2011 | 75min Andrea Durbach & Justice Bekebeke It’s 1985 in a Northern Cape Town town made socio-political pressure-cooker. An “illegal” gathering meets bullish, trigger-happy police and mob violence sees 25 … Continue reading

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At Encounters :: Jumu’a | Port Nolloth

Jumu’a: The Gathering | Dylan Valley | South Africa | 2012 | 48min Just when you thought you knew everything about Cape Town, along comes Dylan Valley with a story about a mosque established by a Scottish Shaykh and a … Continue reading

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At Encounters :: On the Edge | Between Heaven & Hell

On the Edge | Isy India Geronimo | South Africa | 2012 | 44min An indictment of the way homeless people are treated by South African police, On the Edge confronts audiences with the unsettling reality of life of the … Continue reading

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Mama Goema :: District Six Museum Bioscope

The District Six Museum is no stranger to the likes of Mac McKenzie and Hilton Schilder, whose early 2000s museum jams played a role in the genesis of The Goema Captains of Cape Town. What’s more, leafing through the museum’s … Continue reading

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Mama Goema :: Canadian Festival Screenings | April 2012

Vancouver… Vancouver South African Film Festival 2012 | 20-22 April 2012 * Mama Goema screens on Saturday 21 April 2012 at 2pm (Schedule) …& Montréal: Montréal Festival de Cinéma Vues d’Afrique 2012 | 27 April-6 May 2012 * Mama Goema … Continue reading

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