ENCOUNTERS 2022: No U-Turn

Fri. Jul 1, 2022 at 6:00pm SAST
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Price: R70.00
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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. Ike Nnaebue 

Nigeria/South Africa/France/Germany | 2022 | 92 min

27 years ago, director Ike Nnaebue attempted making the perilous crossing to Europe by road and sea. Seduced by the prospects of a better life outside his home Nigeria, Nnaebue arrived as far as Bamako, Mali, before beating a retreat, having considered the risk too great. He retraces this journey with his film crew with a mind of understanding why people still make this attempt despite the documented dangers associated with the journey. Through copious self-reflection and direct encounters with migrants attempting the crossing, Nnaebue attempts to make sense of his past while at the same time considering the interplay of factors that drive young West Africans away from home.



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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Encounters Ticket R70.00
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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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