Enc2019: Breakfast in Kisumu + Tracing Addai + If we say that we are friends (SOLD OUT)

Sat. Jun 8, 2019 at 7:30pm SAST
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Price: R60.00
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The Bioscope is proud to once again host The Encounters Documentary Film Festival in Johannesburg.


Dir Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

2019 | UK | South Africa| 37min

Shot in multiple formats, from 16mm to digital, Breakfast in Kisumu is an intimately rendered tribute to renowned Kenyan academic and political activist Rok Ajulu, husband of Lindiwe Sisulu. Filmed across six countries in Europe and Africa, the film’s account of Rok’s life – from his struggles as an exiled freedom fighter in the post-colonial era to his ongoing conflict with the apartheid government and his support for the African National Congress – takes the form of a conversation with his daughter as they travel many different roads. Along the way, we learn of his various deportations and prison sentences, as well as a richly-lived life devoted to both academia and activism – and finally, the collapse of the apartheid regime and Rok’s homecoming to his adopted country.



Dir.  Esther Niemeier

2018| Germany  30 minutes

Tracing Addai is a simple story about the tragic impact of war. When 22-year-old Addai leaves behind his life in Germany and moves to Syria to help the victims of the conflict, his mother is devastated despite Addai’s assertion that she shouldn’t worry and that he will be fine.


Dir. Yaara Sumeruk

2019| South Africa|USA|17 minutes

Class and race divisions are still very explicit and prominent in South Africa. If we say that we are friends explores the ways in which individuals have taken the step to create a conversation wherein we can begin to break down the structures that continue to oppress many.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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