Jozi Film Festival: Short films 4

Sun. 18 Sep, 2016 at 12:00pm SAST
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Jozi Film Festival: Short films 4

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 fith Jozi Film Festival 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 festival will also offer provocative Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in attendance, as well as workshops and networking events. Wrapping up the festival with an exciting Awards Ceremony.


 


Somebody That I Used to Know, SA


(24 mins)


Documentary Short


DIR: Lisa Drennan


Losing a child is every parent’s nightmare but losing a child when you have no idea whether they are dead or still alive or in pain somewhere, is even more heartbreaking. In this intimate portrayal of one mother’s journey, Somebody that I used to Know examines the disappearance of Sadieka Titus (16) in Hanover Park, Cape Town, three years ago. Through candid interviews wit


h her mother and members of the community, a story emerges that is etched with sadness, frustration and betrayal by the very members of the community that she trusted most. Hers was not a story that made headlines nor had large parties of volunteers searching for her child, but still is as devastating a tale as 


these are the voiceless family members of missing people that you seldom hear about, their stories are never shared yet their pain is real and continuous as long as their child is not found.


 


Good Business, SA


(25 mins)


Documentary Short


DIR: Rob Schermbrucker


What role can business play in transforming a society? One man's fight to build an ethical company in an unethical country. The true story of Raymond Ackerman's commitment to grow Pick n Pay retail chain- birthed during South Africa's apartheid regime and coming of age in the country's freedom. This documentary celebrates the power that love, forgiveness and compassion can have in overcoming the injustice, prejudice and hatred of the apartheid era in South Africa; and begin to realise why 'doing good is good business.'

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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