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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Spanning the full length of Morrison’s life and prolific career, Pieces I Am examines her works and the powerful themes she has explored through her writing. With Morrison’s charisma and brilliance at its centre, the film explores her career as a novelist and editor as well as the history that has informed her writing.

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The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker provides an extraordinary look at the political career of Imelda Marcos, the former Philippines first lady who, together with her husband, reigned over the country with an iron fist while pillaging its wealth, and who continues to exercise remarkable influence in the current Duterte administration and its rule of terror.

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The Bisho Massacre:

The Bisho Massacre:

Here is a documentary that highlights the events that led up to and may have even been the reason for the death of 28 people on September 7th of 1992 during a march into the then Independent state of Ciskei.

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The Angel of History

The Angel of History

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.

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Rumba in the Jungle

Rumba in the Jungle

In 1996, DanceSport was one of the most popular leisure activities in South Africa, with the ‘Rumba in the Jungle’ event bringing dance couples from around the world to compete in the prestigious event. But, in 1999, the dance festival was cancelled. The film follows the journey of two dancers as ‘Rumba in the Jungle’ makes its resurgence nearly two decades later.

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Listen to My Song

Listen to My Song

This lovingly made film explores the South African jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring interviews with some of the leading figures in the jazz scene, the film offers insights into a world that has now faded from view but whose cultural legacy lives on in some of the most vibrantly beautiful music ever to be recorded.

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Lamentations of Judas

Lamentations of Judas

Blurring the edges of the documentary genre, Lamentations of Judas is a contemporary retelling of the gospel of Luke, with the cast consisting of members of a community of black Angolan soldiers who once fought white South Africa’s colonial wars and now live displaced lives in the ruins of a former asbestos-mining town on the edge of the Kalahari.

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Hutchinson: SHUNTED

Hutchinson: SHUNTED

This look at the old railway town of Hutchinson and its subsequent almost-complete deterioration and abandonment, as the country’s train system both modernized and diminished, provides a fascinating snapshot of small-town life during the apartheid era and transition to democracy. The result is an extraordinary narrative about the lives of ordinary people in a hollowed-out town.

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How to Steal a Country

How to Steal a Country

A journey into how investigative journalists uncovered the alleged corruption scandal surrounding former President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

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