Action Commandant (Action Kommandant)
Director: Nadine Cloete
Cinematographer: Chris Wessels, Dylan Valley, Jess Harris , Eeb Hajee
Language: English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Action Kommandant is the untold story of slain South African liberation fighter, Ashley Kriel. During the oppressive apartheid era Ashley was known as the Che Guevara of Cape Town's notorious 'Cape Flats'. Born into a single-mother, working class family in Bonteheuwel, he grew to become the symbol of 1980s youth resistance. The film opens with the voice of Ashley's mother, Ivy Kriel. This audio interview travels with us throughout the film as it introduces various chapters of Ashley?s life. The film traces this guerrilla soldier's development from being a member of the progressive BYM through to joining Umkhonto WeSizwe. What happened to him in the Umkhonto Wesizwe camps? Will we ever find the truth about his death?
DIFF AND SAGE ANNOUNCE EDITING AWARDS
The South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) has announced that the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has included an award for best editing this year. The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has over a number of years campaigned for the inclusion of a Film Editing awards category at international film festivals.…
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR 37TH EDITION
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Wonder Boy for President
Director: John Barker Screenplay: John Barker, Milo Saloojee Cinematographer: Graham Boonzaaire Cast: Kagiso Lediga, Ntosh Madlingzi, Tony Miyambo, Thishiwe Ziqubu, lara lipschitz, loyiso Gola, John Vismas Language: English, Xhosa with English subtitles