Political

Weeks of Sand, Months of Ash, Years of Dust

Weeks of Sand, Months of Ash, Years of Dust

Weeks of Sand, Months of Ash, Years of Dust is a meditation on a past belonging to a young woman who spent her childhood growing up in Portugal and later relocated to Macao, China, a former Portuguese colony. She offers a Portuguese perspective on these historical...

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Waking Stellenbosch

Waking Stellenbosch

Waking Stellenbosch, from Berlin-based filmmaker Sarah Marecek, who attended Stellenbosch University as a student, explores the traditionally Afrikaans campus in relation to the nationwide student protests which have rocked South Africa in recent years. The film explores the activism of the “born free” generation when confronted with an institution entrenched in a history of colonialism and Apartheid.

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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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Ruthan

Ruthan

This film offers a creative exploration of the process of linguicide, through the director’s relationship with her grandparents, whose languages she has lost.

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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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Help or Hindrance?

Help or Hindrance?

Help or Hindrance? The Sullivan Principles in Apartheid South Africa tells the story of why African-American preacher and civil rights activist Reverend Leon Sullivan initiated the Principles a few years after joining the Board of General Motors, how this voluntary code mandating American subsidiaries to create equality in the work place and contribute towards ending apartheid was implemented and how their efforts were received in South Africa and viewed in the US, including the wide-ranging criticism they invoked both sides of the Atlantic

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Influence

Influence

Influence charts the recent advancements in weaponised communication by investigating the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious public relations and reputation-management firm, the British multinational Bell Pottinger. Influence illustrates how both the structures of our society and the very texture of our lives can be defined, designed and manipulated by powerful and secretive forces.

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Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother

A filmed account of the stage version of Sindiwe Magona’s novel about the tragic killing of Amy Biehl during the pre-election violence of 1993, Mother to Mother explores the difficult channels of forgiveness, redemption and reconciliation from the perspective of the mothers of the killer and the victim.

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