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Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys’ celebrated in new documentary

  Comedian, writer and satirist-in-chief Pieter-Dirk Uys is a true South African icon. Almost everyone knows who he is and what he's done. He has...
South African rhino film wins award in New York

South African rhino film wins award in New York

A South African documentary looks at the social issues driving rhino poaching. Horn examines the conditions in the disadvantaged communities around game reserves. It won Best Conservation Film in New York City for its efforts to unpack the topic.

The actors who would be Mandela

Over the years, many movies have been made about Nelson Mandela, the latest being the film adaptation of his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. That outing starred British actor Idris Elba, who follows in the steps of several actors who have played Madiba, only one of whom was South African – Lindane Nkosi.

Documentary focuses on plight of albinos

In many African societies, people with albinism are shunned, suffer sever discrimination and are regularly killed in witchcraft rituals. The documentary In the Shadow of the Sun and activists using #StopAlbinoKillings are raising awareness of their plight and calling for end to discrimination.

Cinema harnesses the power of the sun

sunshine-cinema---thumbDo-it-yourself videos to teach skills, as well as short story films, are screened in rural and marginalised areas, using solar energy. Next up for Sunshine Cinema is a road trip exposing its work to people from Cape Town to Kenya.

Documentary festival brings environmental message

The South African Eco Film Festival is taking place at four venues this year, in three cities and a retreat. Catch some of the finest thought-provoking short and feature-length documentaries, 12 of which have never been seen in South Africa before. All carry an environmental message.

More icons are celebrated

The first season of 21 Icons was well-received. Now there is a second season of the documentaries and portraits of some of South Africa's most notable citizens. This time, the mix includes a former Constitutional Court judge, sports stars, entrepreneurs and an extraordinary man who has devoted his life to helping others.

Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

South Africa's Durban International Film Festival initiated a world first on Monday as it began broadcasting a full week of African documentary films to television audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.
Translating South Africa's reconciliation story

Translating South Africa’s reconciliation story

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake follows a group of actors as they tour war-torn regions to share South Africa's experience of reconciliation. The much-anticipated documentary debut of celebrated director Michael Lessac will have its world premiere at the Durban International Film Festival.

Watch: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes in South Africa

A new 43-minute online documentary captures unique behind-the-scenes footage from US rocker Bruce Springsteen's first-ever concerts in South Africa, in the first leg of his international High Hopes Tour in January 2014.

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