U-CARMEN eKHAYELITSHA is a feature film sung and spoken in Xhosa, one of South Africaâ€™s eleven official languages. Based on Bizetâ€™s opera CARMEN, U-CARMEN eKHAYELITSHA was shotÂ in the township of Khayelitsha, near Cape Town, home to half a million people. The story of Carmen has over the years inspired a diversity of interpretations in […]
Set in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during the early apartheid days, the story deals with the coming of age of seventeen year old Hally (played byÂ Freddie Highmore). Hally, a white South African, has a troubled relationship with his biological father and is torn between his fatherâ€™s expectations and opinions of him and those of his […]
The riveting true life â€“ and love â€“ story of talented young South African poet Ingrid Jonker â€” a strong-headed woman and disobedient white artist during turbulent 1960s South Africa. From an early age, Ingrid found her freedom and solace in writing, whenever and wherever she could. Rejected by her father, who worked as Minister […]
FUTURE OF HOPE brings a unique insight into the positive side of the nation of Iceland. How are Icelanders adopting sustainable practices to grow and develop post financial crisis? How to protect and preserve Europeâ€™s largest area of unspoilt nature to offer and enable Iceland to grow once more, but this time with sustainability at […]
Billed as the definitive account of Mugabe’s life, this incisive documentary dramatically illustrates his successful liberation and development of the country but also his ruthless and cunning retention of power at all costs. Experts on Zimbabwe interviewedÂ include Trevor Ncube, Geoff Nyarota, Lovemore Maduku, Simba Makoni and the recently deceased Edgar Tekere in what […]
Last April the earth opened up at Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Southern Iceland. The volcano spewed 70 tons of ash into the air per second grounding flights all over Europe. Meanwhile, farmers living under the volcano were fighting for their livestock and livelihood. The film Ash, follows three families living at different sites under the volcano […]
Fashion and design affect everybody, on a daily basis. Most people are clueless about how trends work – how trends emerge and how you can harness them to make a lot of money. Trend Beacons looks into the hidden world of Trend forecasting, explaining how things really work. SYNOPSIS Fashion and design affect everybody, every […]
COMPLETED IMDB Website Running Time: 58 min (approx) Director, Writer and Producer: Etienne De France Tales of a Sea Cow TRAILER from Etienne de France on Vimeo. Tales of a Sea Cow is a documentary describing how a team of scientists has achieved the first ever decoding of animal communication. For the first time in […]
If revolution starts as fantasy, what does it end with? THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD is a feature-length documentary film which locates recent political events in the Maghreb and Middle East within a broader historical and cultural legacy: that of the famous collection of stories known as THE 1001 (or â€œARABIANâ€) NIGHTS. Using the metaphor of […]
A man who lost his hands in an accident, gets a new pair from a deceased person. It may sound like science-fiction from Hollywood – but this is reality. Gudmundur Felix Gretarsson (b.1974) lost both his arms in an accident while working with high voltage. After a series of operations and infections, the doctors decided […]
COMPLETED IMDB Running Time: 93 min Director:Â Rian van der Walt In post-Apartheid South Africa, some say itâ€™s more dangerous to be a farmer than a policeman.Â Since the transition to democracy, an alarming phenomenon has been sweeping the country’sÂ farmlands: more than 3000 white farmers brutally murdered. Some decry the scourge asÂ systematic racial genocide driven by hatred […]
Soweto Messiah will be a unique, global event. The universal human story of compassion, reconciliation and hope enshrined in Handelâ€™s Messiah vividly staged and given voice by 40,000 of South Africaâ€™s finest, with another 50,000 spectators joining in the choruses, in the splendour of Soccer City and broadcast worldwide live from Africa. Without doubt the […]
Sundance Film Festival- Grand Jury Prize Nomination”World Cinema”In the state of Judea in southern Africa, violence, poverty and sectarianism are endemic. The neighbouring Alliance has invaded to restore â€˜peaceâ€™ at gunpoint. Bloody street battles accompany the neighbouring dictatorshipâ€™s incursion into its weaker satellite.
Commandant Jacobus van Aswegen is a loving father and husband, as well as being a respected Boer-officer during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) . Upon hearing that the enemy (the British) are planning a â€œscorched earthâ€- policy, he decides to go home and protect his wife and family instead of further participation in the war. This decision leads to him and his sons being tried for high treason.
Running Time: 91 min Directed and Produced by: Hilari Scarl This inspirational and heartfelt documentary follows four well-known entertainers in the deaf community: a comic, a drummer, an actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented deaf entertainers overcome great challenges on their way to personal triumphs […]
Running Time: 69 min Director: Ali Silverstein An Impossible Love Story. When their complicated relationship takes an irrevocable turn, a couple embarks on one last journey together… Afterglow explores the limits of life and love. It takes you on a road-trip from Lincoln, New Mexico (home of Billy the Kid), to the glaciers of Iceland.
IN DEVELOPMENT Website Running Time: 6 x 30 min Itâ€™s a rip roaring, epic, rock-star, hard driving, no blue-lights, 3,500 km road rally from Johanessburg toÂ Cape Town. Itâ€™s all about living and experiencing South Africa as a high octaneÂ adventure. With FHM and Rockstar parties at selected venues en-route and some killer events on the way,Â the […]
Toronto International Film Festival 08 – Official Selection Kanchivaram is a tragic story about the price we pay for the promises we make… Vengadam is a born optimist and weaver of saris.Â Alas, because of Vengadam’s lowly status,Â he can never afford what he creates. At the birth of his daughter he pledges to wrap […]
FESTIVAL DE CANNES Official Selection UN CERTAIN REGARD Every year, for 20 years, a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River celebrates The Dead Girlâ€™s Feast. The occasion is meant to honor the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT a long time ago, after the dim episode of his […]
Set in some of South Africaâ€™s most breathtaking habitats, from semi-desertÂ to World Heritage wetlands, â€˜Wildcardsâ€™ unearths inspirational stories of modernÂ day South Africans from all walks of life, who are totally committed to preserving their wildlife heritage. The animal characters that they are fighting for are equally charismatic and captivating. They cling to their last vestige […]
Berlinale 2008. Generation 14+ – Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008. Variety Critics – Official Selection Sarajevo Film Festival 2008. XploreZone – Official Selection Ciao Bella is the intimate story of young love coming up against obstacles such as prejudice and everyday racism. A passionate teenage romantic encounter brings out drastic comic situations […]
International Thessaloniki Film Festival 2007: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor.A man gets out of prison. Like a modern Ulysses he will undertake a homeless journey into contemporary Athens peopled by migrants, homeless, and other marginalized persons of the society. On his way he will meet a woman and a little girl. Are the […]
This documentary is a story of a miracle, a survival of a family of arctic foxes in the harsh Icelandic environment. After a long and cold winter the vixen gives life to five fox cubs and the adventure begins. The cubs are born blind and are weaned from their mother at only10 weeks old, then […]
Winner, 26th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2007 Dragons and Tigers Competition Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 Official Selection The Neon Knightsâ€”Amerika, Roppongi and their friends, so nicknamed because of the places their emigrÄ— fathers liveâ€”use their imported digital video-cameras to film wealthy remittance widows (left behind by the […]