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docLOVE Sept: The Yes Men

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but...

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Commemorating Ahmed Timol through film

On 27 October 1971 Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort school teacher and political activist supposedly committed suicide by jumping out of the 10th floor of the former John Vorster Square Police Station (now Johannesburg Police Station). The original sham of an...

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Mini-INPUT Johannesburg

24 & 25 October 2019 – AFDA Johannesburg The Mini-INPUT will be showcasing productions screened and discussed at the INPUT 2019 conference which was held in Bangkok in May 2019. More than 400 delegates (all TV professionals) gathered in Bangkok to discuss and showcase the state...

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5 MINUTES WITH … NICOLE SCHAFER

I’m Nicole Schafer. I’m a documentary filmmaker based in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’ve just released my first feature documentary “Buddha in Africa”, that follows a Malawian teenager in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, caught...

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docLOVE Call for 2020 Films

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association docLOVE screenings launched their 2019 season with the with award-winning filmmaker, Rehad Desai's SAFTA-winning, Everything Must Fall in February 2019. Other films this year have included DFA members’ films such as Enver Samuel’s Someone to Blame: The Ahmed...

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5 MINUTES WITH … NEIL SHAW

My name is Neil Shaw and I am currently (volunteer) teaching a semester of documentary filmmaking at the ANKAA migrant skills centre in Athens, Greece. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a video journalist...

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Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax

Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax. A perfect fit for Women's Day, the acclaimed documentary won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs, North America's most important documentary...

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