ENCOUNTERS 2022: The Voice behind The Wall (with Q&A)

Tue. Jun 28, 2022 at 7:00pm 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. Gideon Breytenbach

South Africa | 2022 | 104 min

As an indigenous language of South Africa, The Voice Behind The Wall explores the history of Afrikaans through its use in music. With the help of artists who contributed to Afrikaans’ cultural development, this documentary aims to show how it evolved from working-class music of the early 1930s to a voice advocating for the unjust apartheid system in the 1980s. It offers a  socio-political perspective on Afrikaans music in the post-1930 era born out of an amalgamation of cultures, yet misrepresented by the National Party as a language of exclusive origin for propaganda purposes. By emphasising disparities in the types of music distributed and promoted, in relation to the audience of this genre, the film contextualises the current Afrikaans music industry, while educating and preserving Afrikaans cultural heritage through cinema.



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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