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Roger Young

Roger Young

    Recommended highlights from Encounters 2014
    Recommended highlights from Encounters 2014
    Documentary film-making has changed in the past 20 or even 16 years. No longer passive the documentary form, with the availability of...
    First Colombian Film Showcase seeks to strengthen ties between two countries
    First Colombian Film Showcase seeks to strengthen ties between two countries
    Travel and searching are themes that run through the selection of films at First Colombian Showcase, which moves after a successful run at...
    'Four Corners' walks the tight tropes
    'Four Corners' walks the tight tropes
    Ian Gabriel's Four Corners is beautifully photographed by Vicci Turpin. The attention to the details of the Cape Flats, the way the camera...
    Durban film festival wrap up
    Durban film festival wrap up
    With audience attendance reportedly up from last year, perhaps partially driven by the controversy around the banning of Of Good Report, it seems Peter Machen’s first year at the helm of the Durban International Film Festival (Diff) has proved a success. ...
    DIFF: Back off the ban wagon
    DIFF: Back off the ban wagon
    You wouldn't have known it from all the attention on the banning (pending appeal) of Jahmil XT Qubeka's Of Good Report, but there...
    Filmmakers challenge porn ban
    Filmmakers challenge porn ban
    An urgent application has been made for a hearing of the Film and Publications Board's (FPB's) review board regarding the banning of the...
    Durban film festival: How to ban a movie
    Durban film festival: How to ban a movie
    The first thing the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) manager for operations, Nthabiseng May, said on Wednesday at the panel discussion on...
    Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings
    Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings
    Part of the cause of the movie not being screened on Sunday was the recent banning (pending...
    Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film
    Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film
    Jahmil XT Qubeka's film tells the story of a teacher who is a sexual predator that grooms and seduces one of his students. The film was set to...
    A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
    A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
    An American (played by Fast & Furious’s Paul Walker) picks up a rental car on arrival in South Africa. He drives through...