TriContinental Film Festival

 
Prayer for rage, justice and flight
Prayer for rage, justice and flight
The festival, now in its 11th year, is a showcase of more than 40 recent documentaries dealing with international human rights issues.  
Pastrami and apartheid
Pastrami and apartheid
How many orthodox rabbis does it take to change a lightbulb?
Festival of truth and freedom
Festival of truth and freedom
The festival, the largest festival of human rights cinema in Africa, will take place from September 7 to 23 in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and...
We live in these times, and we have to speak out
We live in these times, and we have to speak out
In recent years the Chinese state has worked hard to silence artist Ai Weiwei. They have placed him under surveillance and house arrest, slung him in...
Be bold with bananas
Be bold with bananas
‘Documentarians tend to traffic in misery and horror,” says one commentator in Big Boys Gone Bananas!* — and it can be...
Loose canon
Loose canon
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick, director of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, was recently in South Africa...
From the outside, looking in
From the outside, looking in
Photographer Zanele Muholi's documentary Difficult Love looks at her life and work as an artist and activist.
Picturing Ponte
Picturing Ponte
In 2001 the KwaZulu Natal-born television journalist and filmmaker Ingrid Martens won the CNN African Journalist of the year award.
Known only by his absence
Known only by his absence
When artist Dumile Feni left South Africa in 1968 his wife was seven months' pregnant; when he died in 1991 his daughter, Marriam Diale, was in her...
T-shirts, T-cells and triumphs
T-shirts, T-cells and triumphs
It brings a tear to the eye, seeing a white-haired Nelson Mandela sitting closely alongside Zackie Achmat and commending him for his decision not...
War Child
War Child
'Left home at the age of seven/one year later I'm carryin' an Ak-47.”

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