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Sugar Man :: Bigger than the King, Stones, Beatles & Batman

You’ve heard every story there is to tell? How about this one? A Swedish guy makes a documentary in 2012 about a 70s folkster from Detroit who returns from obscurity after discovering that he has a large, devoted audience in … Continue reading

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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 :: Labia Cinema Screenings

Labia on Orange (Cape Town) | Friday 30 March-Wednesday 04 April 2012 In the company of Woody Allen and Lars von Trier, Mama Goema is currently screening at the Labia on Orange in Gardens (Cape Town). Click: Labia Website

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Jou Ma Se Goema | Mama Goema :: Film Teaser

A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAPE Cape Town came about as a result of its location and the subsequent historic forces that were visited upon it. What emerged is a city with cultural and linguistic characteristics drawn from the disparate … Continue reading

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District 9 :: Spacism in the Kasi

There is a raw and maverick quality to the short film Alive in Joburg. Ever seen a prawn Poleepkwa in a bio-suit toss a casspir at a pair of pestering soldiers? Not only did the 2005 project showcase some slick … Continue reading

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