Thursday, August 12, 2010

Encounters Documentary Film Festival starts this week

For their 12th edition, the Encounters Team have scoured the earth to bring their festival audience over 50 of the latest and best documentaries. This year, they are proud to present 14 excellent films examining the many varied aspects of South African heritage—a rainbow nation represented in a wide selection of films from some of the best directors (both established and up-and-coming, local and international): from a cutting-edge hip hopera about the origins of Afrikaans to a celebration of the coming together of South Africans in support of the Springboks during the early post-Apartheid days.

Looking more broadly, their Green Movies showcase various green and social issues, while highlighting sustainable solutions from local and international organizations. Using humour, shock tactics and good old-fashioned investigative filmmaking, these documentaries are set to be audience favourites. And, of course, they bring you the best local and regional films: The Battle for Johannesburg, Mario and the Rude Boys, Driving with Fanon. See you at the festival!

Cape Town: 12 – 29 August 2010, at the Nu Metro, V&A Waterfront and the Labia on Orange
Johannesburg: 18 – 29 August 2010, at The Bioscope, Ground Floor of Main Street Life, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct

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