Documentaries have long since ceased to be feature film's irritating cousin but has grown up, as this year's Encounters Festival programme proves.
Mayenzeke Baza's documentary explores issues of best practice in circumcision as well as wider issues of secrecy and the exclusion of women.
"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.
Viewed from the context of SA in 2012, Common Purpose reminds us of apartheid brutality, FW de Klerk's recent protestations notwithstanding.
One feels an enormous sense of gratuitous satisfaction while watching Jon Blair's Rio drug documentary "Dancing with the Devil".
The foundation for the Zimbabwean president's emergence as tyrant was laid before he was elected, according to a new documentary.
It becomes apparent very early in The Imam and I that this film is not just about a murdered apartheid-era imam.
The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival features 37 films from 14 countries and five continents this year.
Nationalisation is a fait accompli and the ANC is merely looking for the best way to implement it, claims Julius Malema.