Tag: South Africa

  • While You Weren’t Looking
  • Director: Catherine Stewart
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 104 min.
    Language: English, Xhosa and Afrikans with English subtitles

    The changing landscape of post-Apartheid South African politics and lifestyles is portrayed through two central relationships: a successful black real … read more»

  • Cuckold
  • Director: Charlie Vundla
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 95min.
    Language: English

    A young professor in Johannesburg falls apart after his wife leaves him, becoming stuck in an alcohol, drug and sex fueled depression, but is rescued from self-destruction … read more»

  • Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
  • Biography: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens was born in Stockholm, but is now based in South Africa working as a director and a producer. Tora directed and produced the short film Tommy in Cuba, which was competing for a Golden Bear … read more»

  • Akin Omotoso
  • Biography: Akin Omotoso is a writer, actor, and director. He was born in 1974 in Nigeria and grew up in the university town of Ife where he found his first love- writing. In 1992, his family moved to South Africa … read more»

  • Okepne Ojang and Kyle O’Donoghue
  • Biography: Okepne Ojang was born in Cameroon in 1978 and moved to South Africa in 1998. Ojang was introduced to film informally and after a number of years learning the ropes, he acquired a solid understanding of the production of … read more»

  • AFRIPEDIA Series
  • Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
    Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 140 min.
    Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles

    Angola

    Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy … read more»

  • Miners Shot Down
  • Director: Rehad Desai
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Language: English

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live … read more»

  • Cuba: An African Odyssey
  • Director: Jihan El-Tahri
    Country: Egypt, South Africa, and France
    Year: 2006-2007
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: French, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

    From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in … read more»

  • The Shore Break
  • Director: Ryley Grunenwald
    Country:  South Africa/Pondo
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English and Xhosa

    Amid the tumult of the Arab Spring in Cairo, vendors in a small souk observe the political upheaval while seeking to preserve … read more»

  • Ryley Grunenwald
  • Biography: Ryley Grunenwald’s directorial and producing debut, The Dawn of a New Day (2011), won Best Director and Best Cinematographer of a Documentary at the 2012 South African Film and Television Awards. She participated in the 2013 IDFA Worldview Summer … read more»

  • Sobukwe: A Great Soul
  • Director: Mickey Dube
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 100 min.
    Language: English and various South African languages with English subtitles

    Sobukwe: A Great Soul celebrates the life of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, restoring him to his rightful place as … read more»

  • Mickey Dube
  • Also Known As: Mickey Madoda Dube

    Biography: Mickey Madoda Dube is an international award winning Film, TV and TV Commercials Director/Producer. As a Fulbright Scholar at the notable USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, his films include documentaries, … read more»

  • Plot for Peace
  • Director: Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans and Spanish with English subtitles

    In the new documentary thriller, Plot For Peace, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master … read more»

  • Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
  • Biography: Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on The Sea Inside by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish directors such as Mateo Gil, Oskar … read more»

  • Mandy Jacobson
  • Biography: Mandy Jacobson serves as the Executive Producer of the African Oral History Archive. She is a multiple award winning filmmaker, who won two Emmy Awards for her documentary Calling the Ghosts: A Film about Rape, War and Women in read more»

  • Elizabeth Dougherty
  • Also Known As: Libby Dougherty

    Biography: After completing a Masters in Film and Television Production at Bristol University Libby Dougherty began working in the South African television industry predominately as a writer. She has written and story lined for a … read more»

  • Panic Button
  • Director: Elizabeth Dougherty
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Languages: French with English subtitles

    When the safe life that Jenny has created for herself is intruded upon by a handsome and kind security guard, she begins to … read more»