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FilmAfrica Shorts Program 2: South Africa

 
 
Sun, May 27, 2018
  • 7:45PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 114min
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+  Q&A with Atandwa Kani (actor, The Suit) and Mark Freeman (director, Dancedancerevolution and Conquest and Prison)
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film 2018 series FilmAfrica 2018

Post-screening Q&A
with Atandwa Kani (actor, The Suit) and Mark Freeman (director, Dancedancerevolution and Conquest and Prison)

 
dancedance/REVOLUTION

Dir. Mark Freeman
2017, 27min

 

This arresting overview of contemporary dance in South Africa showcases the work of innovative choreographers for whom movement becomes a powerful tool with which to address politics, history, race, and gender.

 
Conquest and Prison

Dir. Mark Freeman
2018, 8min

 

This two-part suite of site-specific dance films is set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I, Oscar’s Journey, features a deeply personal solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize. In Part II, Child’s Play, Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson attempt to reclaim and re-imagine suffering in a virtual duet at the Old Gaol, this site where thousands of black South Africans were imprisoned.

 
 
 
The Suit

Dir. Jarryd Coetsee
2016, 30min

 

In this unsettling allegory of control and oppression based on a short story by Can Themba, a spurned husband in 1950s Sophiatown exacts revenge on his wife by forcing her to treat the suit of her lover as a person.

 
 
Hangman

Dir. Zwelethu Radebe
2017, 30min

 

Khetha, a prison warden in Pretoria, South Africa, must chose between forgiveness and a lifetime of regret when the truth of his father's disappearance is brought to the surface on the eve of his execution.

 
 
 
Meokgo and the Stick Fighter

Dir. Teboho Malatshi
2006, 19min

 

In this captivating, magical realist fable, a reclusive stick fighter living in the mountains of Lesotho embarks on a quest to save the spirit of a woman.

 
 
 
 
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