ENCOUNTERS 2022: No Simple Way Home

Sat. Jun 25, 2022 at 5:00pm 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 South African International Documentary Festival.

Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 24 June - 3 July. Tickets are R70.



Dir. Akuol de Mabior 

Kenya/Sudan/South Africa | 2022 | 83 min

Akuol de Mabior’s illuminating debut feature length film is both personal reflection as well as historical excavation of a country’s troubled past. With No Simple Way Home, de Mabior, daughter of the late South Sudanese vice president and liberation hero John Garang de Mabior, reflects on her father’s outsized legacy and the country he left behind. Having been born and raised in exile, the filmmaker returns to the country of her parent’s birth, searching for her place in the new republic. Through intimate interviews with her mother - also a formidable politician in her own right - and her sister, de Mabior interrogates the idea of home as well as the sense of responsibility that she may have inherited from her parents.



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. 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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