Jozi Film Festival 2019: South African Short Documentaries

Sun. Oct 6, 2019 at 12:30pm SAST
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The Jozi Film Festival is an annual event that showcases the latest films made by South African and international filmmakers in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities – Johannesburg. The Jozi Film Festival 2019 will highlight the very best in filmmaking, presenting a multi-genre slate of films from emerging and established filmmakers, exploring a broad range of topics that affect our communities and stir our hearts and minds.

The Jozi Film Festival was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers in Johannesburg, and to develop an audience for South African films. While still prioritizing local film, JFF now accept films from around the world – features, short films, documentaries and student films. We are the longest running multi-genre festival in the City of Gold and our motto remains the same from Day One: We Love Jozi. We Love Film.


Sunday 6 October. 12:30pm.

South African Short Documentaries

1hr49 mins

Billy Monk: Shot in The Dark – Craig Cameron-Mackintosh (36:51)

Billy Monk. A 1960s Cape Town legend whose black and white photographs of dockside nightlife reveal an underground South Africa, untouched by the division of apartheid. His own tragic story is equally as colourful.

Exorcist of Apartheid – Adam Heyns (20:00)

A young, white filmmaker in South Africa asks his grandmother what his grandfather did during apartheid. She gives him a box of family videos.

UnMasked: We All Breathe – Ashleigh Hamilton, Emma Watts (39:12)

Unmasked is a documentary that candidly explores the experience of tuberculosis in three young South African doctors, whose daily lives were turned upside-down when they were diagnosed with the deadly disease. These brave, resilient women clawed their way up from the depths of despair, creating new lives for themselves and helping others in the process. Dr Zolelwa Sifumba, Dr Arlette Bekker and Dr Dalene von Delft have moulded this harrowing experience into a widespread and global movement to end TB, the world’s number 1 infectious killer. They bravely share their stories because they want to change perceptions and ultimately to save lives.

Scenes From A Transient Home – Roger Horn (13:09)

Scenes from a Transient Home presents a fractured portrait of life for Zimbabwean migrants when they travel back home to visit. Christmas dancing, New Year's Eve celebrations, house floods, and illegal gold panning are just a few of the events filmed by Roger Horn, who bookends the film with a major life event for his family.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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