Enc2019: Film Festival Film + My Culture My Music

Fri. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:45pm SAST
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The Bioscope is proud to once again host The Encounters Documentary Film Festival in Johannesburg.


Dir.  Perivi Katjavivi & Mpumelelo Mcata

2019 | Germany| South Africa| 48min

Shot over the course of a weekend at last year’s Durban International Film Festival, this documentary parody follows a young black woman filmmaker named Fanon as she prepares herself for her first pitch – a film about FW De Klerk’s wife Marike, who was killed by a security guard who worked at the beach-side apartment complex where she lived. Imbued with a wicked sense of mischief, the film explores the position of marginalised young South African filmmakers and interrogates the attitudes and perspectives of older and relatively privileged filmmakers who have already established key positions in the local industry. Ambivalently splicing together elements of fiction and documentary, the film features interviews with some of South Africa’s leading film talents and reveals an industry that is fractured and fragmented by issues of race, identity, funding and post-colonialism.



Dir.  Fanney Tsimong

2019 | South Africa | 48min

This soulful documentary illustrates how music has always been a powerful tool within South African culture. Connecting to the body and soul, healing and providing a sense of being; music connects people. There is concern regarding how South Africa’s colonial history continues to take away from culture and language but through music people are touched and reminded of who they are.  The connection between music and culture is expressed in this moving documentary where various South African artists narrate what music and culture mean to them. The artists featured in the film express their cultural heritage through their music.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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