Encounters Film Festival

 
Encounters film festival: What to watch
Encounters film festival: What to watch
Thursday marks the opening of the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. The festival kicks off at the Labia theatre in Cape Town on June 4 and will take place in cinemas across Cape Town...
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...
Is surgical circumcision the key to halting initiation deaths?
Is surgical circumcision the key to halting initiation deaths?
In July 2012, the Mail & Guardian was given access to some...
Jo’burg cast in new light, but old shadows abide
Jo’burg cast in new light, but old shadows abide
In what many consider Johannesburg’s wild east, the dreams and fears, hopes and histories of five people intersect.
Encounters: Five of the best at the fest
Encounters: Five of the best at the fest
In Heaven Underground European history is told through the story of Weissensee Cemetery, one of the last remaining sites of Jewish burial in Germany. This lighthearted look...
No shortcut through the graveyard forest
No shortcut through the graveyard forest
Every Friday Naiff Hujjo, a Palestinian resident of Deir Hanna village in ­Galilee, makes a pilgrimage by tractor, not to mosque, but to a well...
The historical case for an independent judiciary
The historical case for an independent judiciary
Last week the Encounters Documentary Film Festival screened a documentary called Common Purpose. It tells the remarkable story of the...
SA-born film maker Jon Blair dances with his dark side
SA-born film maker Jon Blair dances with his dark side
It is like watching a big-budget action thriller with squads of burly cops armed to the teeth in combat with drug dealers decked out in bling,...
Mugabe in black and white
Mugabe in black and white
The film Robert Mugabe ... What Happened? is premised on the idea that the Zimbabwean president was a political saint who, inexplicably,...
An imam who was and wasn't
An imam who was and wasn't
It becomes apparent very early in The Imam and I (showing at the Encounters documentary festival) that this film is not just about a...
Festival fare
Festival fare
The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival kicked off in Johannesburg and Cape Town last night and this year it features...
Malema mouths off on mines
Malema mouths off on mines
Nationalisation is a fait accompli and the ANC is merely looking for the best way to implement it, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema claimed...

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