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What I’ve been watching: Morgan Morris

Film: MAYOR Director: David Osit Year: 2020 ‘MAYOR’ is almost the antithesis to ‘What Walaa Wants’, the 2018 doccie on a strong-minded young woman trying to forge her own path – in the face of her family’s objections – in a refugee camp on the West Bank. If...

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The Colonel’s Stray Dogs

The DFA warmly congratulates Khalid Shamis whose tour de force The Colonel’s Stray Dogs will premiere at Hot Docs this week on the 29 April 2021.   Synopsis For over 40 years Ashur Shamis was a member of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and Colonel Gadaffi’s enemy number one...

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Farewell Milly Takalani Mulaudzi

It is with shock and deep sadness that the DFA board learned this morning of Milly Takalani Mulaudzi's sudden passing. Milly was an integral part of the DFA board since 2019 and last year her exemplary leadership as the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) co-chair...

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Opportunity: Film Festival Curator

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is seeking to contract someone experienced with African film to curate and run a two-day African Film Festival towards the end of May. This is a short-term contract for the month of May. The intention of the festival is...

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IDFA restructures 2021 programme

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is launching a radically revamped program structure for 2021 with two main competitions upfront, complemented by a series of new awards “that celebrate the art of documentary filmmaking,” the festival said in statement released April 7. The major thrust...

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5 Minutes with… Neo Kgola

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Kastarine Kgola but I prefer being called Neo, I'm a 22 year old  from Orange Farm,  passionate about the power of authentic storytelling. I always want to do something that...

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WHY PLASTIC? response to environmental crisis

Common interest in films reflecting everyday realities brought THE WHY Foundation and Odense International Film Festival (OFF) together in a new strong partnership. This collaboration aims to spark debates about the problem of plastic pollution through a unique competition of the festival: OFF21 - WHY...

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