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South Africa • 2008 • 27min • Dir: Nadine Angel Cloete
World Premiere

Slick of tongue, deft of finger, arresting of personality - poet,
guitarist, hip hopster and cultural activist Quinton Goliath’s (aka
Jitsvinger) lighting renditions give a voice to social change, and
comment on language and identity. But what really makes him
tock, and tickles his creativity?

Courtesy of the Director

Cloete and Quinton Goliath are guests of the festival and will attend the Première screening on 9 July.

Precedes HHP on Fri 3 / 6.30pm • Thu 9 / 6.30pm + Q&A


South Africa • 2009 • 15min • Dir: Lisa Swart
World Premiere

Louis Nel is one of many Afrikaaners who emigrated to dictator
Stroessner’s Paraguay in 1976 after the reciprocal state visit by JB
Vorster. Many left, but Nel remained, integrated yet alienated. This
disturbing piece shows him as he manages to recall Die Stem on
the organ, reveal his son’s faltering Afrikaans, and point the way to a distant South Africa from his rooftop.

Courtesy of the Director

Swart is a guest of the festival and will attend the South African Première screening on 12 July.

Precedes Tribes and Clans on Sun 5 / 5.45pm • Sun 12 / 4pm + Q&A


South Africa • 2008 • 15min • Dir: Thabo Bruno Makoena

Every weekday 1.7 million commuters board trains from Soweto
to Jozi, join together for camaraderie and security, and take the opportunity to worship. And so the ‘church coaches’ each attract followers of South Africa’s many religions - from the Shembe to the Emadlozini Church, the evangelical Abalandelie Benkosi and the more conventional Baptist Church.

Courtesy of the Director and Big Fish / Little Pond

Makoena is a guest of the festival.

Screens Thu 2 / 7.30pm with Rewind and Sun 19 / 4pm with Daughter of Spirits Mother of Mine