Monday, August 4, 2008
FAR at DIFF
Photos courtesy of Shane Robinson/STAR
Make sure you get to see the collection of FAR films - they are moving, powerful and thought provoking.
Congratulations to all the members of FAR who made it possible to show their films at the Durban International Film Festival last week. It was icredibly moving to see the films, to witness peoples reactions to the films and to be part of an initiative that really sprang from peoples hearts.
The debate session held on the 29th was well attended and we thank Mandla Langa for his very thoughtful moderation. We also thank Eddie Manzingane from SABC for his passionate support.
FAR will be hosting a simliar session in Johannesburg at the Tri Continental Film Festival on 15th or 16th August - watch this space for details.
FAR is happy to announce that SABC has committed to the late of films not only in terms o TX, but also assisting to get the films showing within communities and to host television debates unpacking the films. The exact nature of this will be worked out the with FAR exec and SABC next week.
FAR voted in a management commitee to help get this and the festival circuit happening for th films. The management commitee comprises: Rehad Desai, Tendeka Matatu, Don Edkins, Desiree Markgraaff and Neil Brandt.