Fourteen excellent films examining the many varied aspects of South African heritage, made by both local and international established and up-and-coming filmmakers, form part of the programme of the 12th edition of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Encounters runs in Cape Town from 12 to 29 August at the Nu Metro V&A Waterfront and the Labia on Orange, and in Johannesburg from 18 to 29 August at The Bioscope in Maboneng Precinct.
South African themed films range from a cutting-edge hip hopera about the origins of Afrikaans to a celebration of the coming together of South Africans in support of the Springboks during the early post-Apartheid days.
Encounters’ Green Movies showcase various green and social issues, while highlighting sustainable solutions from local and international organisations. Using humour, shock tactics and good old-fashioned investigative filmmaking, these documentaries are set to be audience favourites.
The best of local and international films such as The Battle for Johannesburg, Mario and the Rude Boys, and Driving with Fanon can be seen at the festival.
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