The TriContinental Human Rights Film Festival opens in Johannesburg this weekend, with its usual full slate of documentaries from around the world.
Through a series of portraits and documentaries, Adrian Steirn's 21 Icons project highlights 21 extraordinary South African leaders.
"Jeppe on a Friday" is a compelling documentary filmed in one day by eight female filmmakers.
We choose some of the must-see documentaries showing as part of the Encounters festival.
A striking new documentary delves into the lives of Israelis and Palestinians living together but apart.
The narrative of filmmaker Mohammed Alatarâ€™s disturbing 'Jerusalem: The East Side Story' begins predictably in 1947 with the division of Palestine.
Miracle Rising, a documentary tracing South Africa's difficult path to freedom and democracy, premieres on Sunday. Aneesa Fazel was at the preview.
Rodriguezâ€™s magical transformation into a hero around the world has proved old South African hippies right â€” for once.
The film's critical acclaim has prompted Israel to claim a Palestinian story as its own, writes Asa Winstanley.
The Tricontinental Film Festival, the biggest festival of human rights cinema in Africa, returns with a thought-provoking lineup.
This year's Tricontinental Film Festival celebrates those who have fought to protect freedom of speech and expression.
Documentarians tend to traffic in misery and horror and it can be hard to escape that feeling when taking a look at the TriContinental Film Festival.
Two of the Durban film festival's most powerful movies came from directors based in Iran, Palestine and Israel.
The thing Teboho Edkins wants you to know about his film, 'Gangster Project', is that "it is not a film about gangsters, it is a film with gangsters".
Robi Damelin, the subject of One Day After Peace, lost her son in the Palestine-Israel conflict. Returning to South Africa, she seeks a way to forgive.
"Eames: The Architect and the Painter" joins Kahn's "My Architect" and Hustwit's "Helvetica" as one of the great cinema works about modern design.
The Labia Theatre in Cape Town has come under fire from the Right2Know campaign after cancelling a screening of "Roadmap to Apartheid".
Dancing with the Devil was shot by accomplished SA cinematographer Lance Gewer. He spoke from Paris where he is working on an international film.
A new documentary charts the struggle of playwright Athol Fugard against the violence of apartheid.
One feels an enormous sense of gratuitous satisfaction while watching Jon Blair's Rio drug documentary "Dancing with the Devil".