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LAST DAYS:
A weekend feast of films ahead

We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback and support for the SSAFF. Thank you for participating. We hope you are enjoying the films and bonus content. Keep in touch and please continue to spread the word!

This weekend we have a feast for minds and hearts, some nostalgic accounts of South African heritage and some gutsy fare that we suggest you tuck the kids into bed before watching. 

  • 3 films have just a single screening
  • You have a 3-hour window to begin the film from the screening time

BUDDHA IN AFRICA

Thu 21 May 7pm  |  Fri 22 May 3pm
An eye-opening documentary about Chinese influence in Africa. The film stirs perplexing questions about loss of heritage vs the opportunities offered through embracing a foreign culture.
Bonus Content: Q&A with Prof of Sociology, Heng-Hao Chang and Prof of Social Policy, Ilan Katz. 
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KNUCKLE CITY (M15+)

Fri 22 May 7pm  |  Sat 23 May 3pm
South Africa’s official submission for the 2020 Oscars. Knuckle City explores the psychology of a boxer, his family relationships and thrusts you into the underbelly of the fighting world.
Bonus Content: An illuminating interview with director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, and producer/editor, Layla Swart.
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JOHNNY CLEGG: THE WHITE ZULU

Sat 23 May 7pm (1 screening)
A South African legend, a white anti-apartheid musician who embraced Zulu culture, Johnny sadly passed away last year. This is the only documentary made and is a tribute to his life. 
Bonus Content: Anecdotes with Hilton Rosenthal, Johnny’s producer/publisher/close friend. Greetings and music from Johnny’s son, Jesse, on our website
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BILLY MONK – SHOT IN THE DARK

Sun 24 May 11am (1 screening)
This short documentary concerns a well-known Cape Town nightclub bouncer in the 1960s who became renowned for his photographs that reveal the underbelly of multicultural club life - that the Apartheid government was desperate to suppress. 
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THE SPACE THEATRE OF SURVIVAL

Sun 24 May 3pm (1 screening)
The Space Theatre was an incubator for multiracial artistic talent. The careers of many well-known South African theatre names such as Athol Fugard, (Sir) John Kani, Pieter Dirk Uys, Richard E. Grant began here.
Bonus Content: Directors, Mark Street and Dan Poole with the inimitable Pieter-Dirk Uys who reflects on his time at The Space.
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BACK OF THE MOON

Sun 24 May 7pm  |  Mon 25 May 3pm
You’ll be on the edge of your seat during this brilliantly crafted South African gangster story, set against the backdrop of forced removals from Sophiatown in the late 1950s.
Bonus Content: Watch Oscar- nominated director Angus Gibson interviewed by Logie winner and AACTA nominee, Marc Radomsky.
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Our sponsors and partners share our commitment to supporting Education without Borders, a program for at-risk students in South Africa. By supporting the festival you are supporting EwB, our Charity Partner. All net proceeds from the festival go directly to ENABLING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR AT RISK YOUNG PEOPLE.
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