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The Letter

The Letter

When Karisa’s grandmother is accused of witchcraft, he travels from Mombasa to her rural home to find out who’s behind the threatening accusations. It turns out that the letter came from a member of his own family. As events progress, the film shows how this rural community’s values have been disrupted by the twin forces of colonialism and religion.

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Softie

Softie

Political activist Boniface ‘Softie’ Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents, with idealism as his only weapon, proves challenging – and Boniface soon discovers that confronting strong political dynasties poses a risk to his family’s safety.

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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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Lindela Under Lockdown

Lindela Under Lockdown

Through leaked voice notes, photos and videos, we are introduced to David, a Congolese deportee who has been detained at Lindela Repatriation Centre for over 120 days. Lindela Repatriation Centre is South Africa’s largest facility for the holding of undocumented...

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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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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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Gaza

Gaza

This beautifully rendered chronicle of day-to-day life in Gaza focuses on the lived reality in the besieged and violence-punctuated area. Directed with great compassion and exquisitely shot, the film never wavers from depicting the violence that punctuates the lives of those who live there even as it documents the richness of the culture that exists amidst the violence.

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