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You can watch the Durban Film Festival on TV

2016-06-14 10:54

Cape Town – [ED] on DStv 190 will be doing a week of special programming centered around the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from 21 to 25 June.

During this period [ED] through its AfricaFocs programming strand will broadcast 3 films from DIFF daily that will include the opening night film, The Journeyman, with a full day of rebroadcasts on 26 June.

Besides the films, [ED] will do a daily live broadcast from the film festival in Durban from 16:00 that will include interviews with filmmakers and film industry experts.

[ED] will show films like the powerful documentaries The Revolution Won't be Televised from Senegal, Sweden's Martha & Niki, the international arms-trade story based on Andrew Feinstein's book Shadow World and Soweto, Times of Wrath by a group of 6 Soweto filmmakers that cast the spotlight on contemporary Soweto.

Here are the  films that will be shown on [ED] from 21 June:

Tuesday 21 June

I Shot Bi Kidude 
This film, shot and directed by British filmmaker Andy Jones, is a moving tale of the legendary singer's last 10 years before her death in 2013. Shot mainly in Zanzibar's Stone Town and in the UK, the movie shows Bi Kidude's musical journey. 

The Journeymen 
The Journeymen chronicles the journey of three young South African photographers, Wikus de Wet, Sipho Mpongo and Sean Metelerkamp, as they travel 24 000km in a motorhome throughout South Africa, with cameras strapped to their chests, to explore the mood and feel the pulse of contemporary South Africa.

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised 
Thiat and Kilifeu, Senegalese activists and underground hip-hop singers, lead this one-year revolution against President Wade, until his fall in 2012. But what is beyond a revolution? 

Wednesday 22 June

Girls Don’t Fly
Girls Don’t Fly delves into the daily routine of the AvTech Academy and tells the story of four young Ghanaian girls learning to fly.

Soweto, Times of Wrath 
Captured by a sextet of young Sowetans, these snapshots present a country whose people are angry, wearied by corruption so endemic they are blind to it. But there are those activists, young and old, that challenge social and administration ills.

This documentary was born out of the need to preserve history and the stories of participants in the struggle for the liberation of Angola. 

Thursday 23 June

Those Who Jump 
Three directors made this frontier-set documentary offering viewers a raw glimpse into the lives of African migrants hoping to make it into Europe by scaling a barrier between Morocco and the outlying Spanish city of Melilla.
Action Kommandant 
The untold story of slain South African liberation fighter, Ashley Kriel. During the oppressive apartheid era Ashley was known as the Ché Guevara of Cape Town’s notorious ‘Cape Flats’. 

A Syrian Love Story 
Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Friday 24 June

Filmed in four continents, Walls presents eight personal stories of people who are personally affected by physical barriers.  The Mexico/USA border, the Moroccan/Spanish border and the Zimbabwe/South African border all have barriers to prevent people crossing, but that doesn’t stop their attempts. 

Martha& Niki
In 2010 Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever that two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This film depicts their love of dance, each other and about friendship put to the test. 

Shadow World 
Weapons manufacturers, world leaders, arms dealers, military leaders, and behind-the-scenes movers come under director Johan Grimonprez's scrutiny.

Saturday 25 June

District Zero 
This film tells the moving and simple story of Syrian refugees as told by their phones and memory cards.  The film takes place in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world: Zaatari, in Jordan. 

Shake The Dust
Shake the Dust is a feature documentary that tells the stories of break dancers from conflicted "third- world" communities around the globe who, although separated by cultural boundaries and individual struggles, are intrinsically tied to one another through their passion for dance and hip-hop culture.

Democrats was filmed over the course of three years following two political rivals in Zimbabwe.

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