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Totally gone mad: Covid-19 and the Trump presidency

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Kamogelo Lebotse: The Portfolio

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In Softie, politics takes a personal toll on Boniface Mwangi – and his family

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The List: Five films on the transition, selected by Sifiso Khanyile

Sifiso Khanyile, the maker of Uprize! and A New Country, selects five documentaries that influenced his latest film

The Portfolio: Ramadan Suleman

Ramadan Suleman’s documentary, ‘By All Means Necessary’ honours the struggle against colonialism. It will be showing at the Encounters Documentary Film Festival from August 20

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Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele

Moguls in their lifetime: The making of SA Hip-Hop Story

This new docu-series by Diliza Moabi, which began airing on SABC1 at the beginning of the month, allows the new generation to lead in telling their stories

Review: Dancing awkwardly around Michael Jordan’s legacy

The Last Dance, a Netflix documentary series about basketball player Michael Jordan, is a romantic reframing of his halcyon period that fails to engage with the politics of race in America

The parallel yet familiar world of Tjovitjo

With season two set to debut on Netflix at the end of the month, filmmaker Vincent Moloi opens up on his artistic choices and inspirations.

Too little too late for Malcolm

Doccie Who Killed Malcolm X? has led to a belated reopening of his murder investigation

On our lists this week: Deep House, the Global South and

"Shake the Dust goes beyond a focus on dancing styles and techniques, choosing instead to highlight the friendships forged during the communal acts".

Women’s struggle gets rare exposure

"Strike a Rock is quite clearly a broader exposition of the unglamorous slog that is organising women in impoverished, patriarchal communities".

Sea of red

Taiji's annual cull of bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales continues despite growing international condemnation.

At the rainbow’s end

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal on the political documentary Behind the Rainbow and the disappointing Mr Bones II.

Of dams and democracies

MOVIES OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal gives his view on "big-screen doccies" and reviews <i>Up the Yangtze</i> as well as <i> Please Vote for Me</i>.

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