Encounters 2021: Mutant

Sat. Jun 19, 2021 at 6:00pm SAST
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Price: R70.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters Documentary Film Festival. Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns this year with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope from 11-20 June. Tickets are R70. For more information on the festival as a whole, please visit encounters.co.za


Directed by: Lebogang Rasethaba & Nthato Mokgata. (South Africa). Dur: 1h 5 mins.

This dense but carefully paced film provides an impressionistic portrait of hip-hop juggernaut Isaac Mutant – a member of Dookoom and Koloured Ass Krooks and an MC in his own right – and the Cape Flats community he lives in. While the film documents the arc of his  musical evolution, from his more mainstream hip-hop outing as Kak Stirvy to Afriforum’s complaint to the Human Rights Commission that the Dookoom song Larney Jou P**S constituted hate speech, it concentrates on his personal narrative and his strongly felt view of the world. In its exploration of the local community, Mutant also investigates the usually whitewashed history of the Cape-Coloured identity, including its roots in the Indian-Ocean slave trade as well as in the local Khoisan and Griqua communities. Beautifully crafted, the film is textured with the day-to-day life of the local community, revealing fragments of beauty set against the profoundly inhumane town planning of the Cape Flats.



The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening/event. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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