Encounters Film Festival

 
NFVF says ‘abrupt’ Encounters fest funding withdrawal was due process
NFVF says ‘abrupt’ Encounters fest funding withdrawal was due process
The organisers of the Encounters Film Festival, which kicked off last Thursday, were faced with the unexpected dilemma of having their funding...
The weekend guide
The weekend guide
Qwitha by Lungiswa Gqunta: Working primarily with found materials — empty beer bottles, torn sheets and worn wooden...
Winnie’s grace gave me strength
Winnie’s grace gave me strength
I have not been a very successful writer. As a journalist, I seldom took advantage of the many chances I had to interview big names, or created...
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
Powerfully unpacking of conditions that led to June 16
One of the first films I saw from the Encounters Film Festival’s remarkable selection of documentaries was Uprize!, director Sifiso...
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...

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