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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
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BANG BANG CLUB

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Steven Silver
  • Country: Canada and South Africa
The Bang Bang Club is the true story of four young combat photographers bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risk their lives and use their cameras to tell the world of the violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa. Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch star in a film that explores the thrills, danger, and moral questions associated with exposing the truth. | Read More
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BEING PAVAROTTI

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 53 minutes
  • Country: South Africa
Elton, a 13-year-old South African opera singer, fell in love with opera after his cousin gave him a tape of famed Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Elton's performances, from solo stints at open-air festivals to opening for established opera singers, are punctuated by his undeniable talent and passion. Screens with Cinderella of the Cape Flats. | Read More
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BLACK BUTTERFLIES

Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten, Black Book) finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her government-censor father (Rutger Hauer), the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter her life's course. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Country: South Africa
In this mosaic of contemporary South African life, six people of different racial and cultural backgrounds connect with one another at a Cape Town animal rescue shelter. The impressive cast is led by Nthati Moshesh (The Long Run), Eriq Ebouaney (Lumumba, Femme Fatale) and Nick Boraine (Promised Land, I Dreamed of Africa). | Read More
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CINDERELLA OF THE CAPE FLATS

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 58 minutes
  • Country: South Africa
Everyday the women of South Africa's garment industry labor in anonymity to create clothes that make other women look beautiful. At their Annual Spring Pageant, however, the workers get to wear the clothes they make. Set during the days leading up to the pageant, Cinderella of the Cape Flats celebrates the lives of these hard-working women. Screens with Being Pavarotti. | Read More
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CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY

In this powerful adaptation of Alan Paton's classic novel, a black South African pastor (James Earl Jones) and a white landowner (Richard Harris) become tragically linked by a senseless murder in Johannesburg. Strong, dignified turns by the two leads propel the drama, while Paul Gilpin's majestic camerawork evokes all the natural beauty of South Africa in the 1940s. | Read More
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MAMA AFRICA

Packed with five decades of rare archival footage and captivating melodies, Mama Africa tells the incredible story of Miriam Makeba. First introduced to American audiences by Harry Belafonte, Makeba's songs exposed the injustice of Apartheid in South Africa to the world—resulting in a 30-year exile from her home country. Throughout her life, Makeba inspired millions through her powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution. | Read More
Documentary and Music
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MAN WHO STOLE MY MOTHER'S FACE

Two days before Christmas in 1988, a 59-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Because of police bungling, the crime was never solved. Now the woman's daughter, an Australian documentary filmmaker, returns to Johannesburg to reopen the case. What begins as a quest for justice becomes a powerful exploration into the nature of healing. | Read More
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MIX

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 56 minutes
  • Country: South Africa
Freedom in South Africa after 1994 means the freedom for Tumelo and Dominique, two female hip-hop DJs, to express themselves in ways that genuinely baffle their parents. Communication breakdowns between parents and children, young and old, strikingly represent the clash between attaining personal freedom and satisfying family obligations. Screens with Nabantwa Bam. | Read More
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