Jiving And Dying - The Radio Rats Story
Director: Michael Cross
Cinematographer: Michael Cross, Lloyd Ross, Theodor Crouse
Language: English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
In late-1970s South Africa, there was a song on the radio about a spaceman called ZX Dan. It was by Radio Rats, a noisy little band from Springs, near Johannesburg. That song and hundreds more songwriter Jonathan Handley has penned since then remain an important part of South Africa s musical landscape. They influenced James Phillips (aka Bernoldus Niemand) who went on to initiate the alternative Afrikaans music scene of the mid-80s, the Voelvry movement . Jiving and Dying is an attempt to afford the Rats the place they deserve in the history of independent rock 'n' roll in South Africa.
Durban filmmaker returns to Durban International Film Festival with Radio Rats documentary
“Jiving and Dying - The Radio Rats Story” sees Durban filmmaker Michael Cross return to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) (16-26 June) with a documentary about a band he argues are so much more than one-hit wonders.
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR 37TH EDITION
The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June.
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