Zimbabwean Writer and Filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga to speak at the Tshwane One City Film Festival


Celebrated Zimbabwean writer, cultural activist and filmmaker Tsitsi
Dangarembga will be one of the distinguished guests attending the inaugural
Tshwane One City Film Festival, to be held at the South African State Theatre
from 10 August to 17 August 2014.

The Tshwane One City Film Festival is a pioneering nation building festival,
designed to promote and celebrate African cinema from around the world. The
festival is dedicated to the empowerment and development of emerging African
filmmakers, particularly women from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who
wish to enter the film industry and tell their own stories.

Tsitsi has, over the past two decades become, an important and well respected
voice for the advancement of African women in both literature and cinema. She
is a founding member of the Zimbabwe Women Filmmakers Organisation and
established the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa. Her film credits
include Neria, Flame, Everyone’s Child and Mother’s Day.

As part of the main festival programme, Tsitsi will be conducting a workshop on
the fundamentals of film adaptation and the role of literature in cinema. The
workshop is expected to attract aspiring filmmakers and writers from all regions
across South Africa, in particular those who wish to transform published stories
into film and television projects

The workshop is free and will be held at the National Library of South Africa,
Pretoria on 11 August .

For registration and more information, please contact Sethu on 0780755530 or
email sysethu@gmail.com. Seats are limited and registration closes on 31 July.


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