Watch African Impact Documentaries Online Now

South African production company, Uhuru Productions will be releasing its back catalog of documentaries free online. The Uhuru Digital YoutTube channel will feature a new documentary every month. The films deal with a broad range of issues from across Southern Africa. Each film stands alone,...

Impact Cinema comes to Pietermaritzburg

The Tri Continental Film Festival team is excited to announce that the festival is coming to Pietermaritzburg in October 2017, as part of our ongoing collaboration with Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa). 12-14 October at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) Main Campus on...

Impact Cinema comes to Durban with TCFF 2015

  The Tri Continental Film Festival team is excited to be coming to Durban in October with selection of nine powerful social impact documentaries. Each film has been selected because it not only represents the best of the craft of documentary but because it speaks to...

From the Directors

The films selected for TCFF2015 have elicited broad discussions at screenings and have exposed audiences to a range of movements and project which aim to promote social justice. As part of our commitment to Impact Cinema we asked four directors with films in this year’s...

Snowden doccie’s message for South Africa – wake up!

CitizenFour shows that only courageous, collective action can stop secret state abuses **Byline** Ghalib Galant and Murray Hunter Edward Said once wrote that “history is made by men and women, just as it can also be unmade and rewritten.” The documentary CitizenFour is a rare glimpse into the...

TCFF2015 brings Impact Cinema to Cape Town

The Tri Continental Film Festival continues its travels around the country with a five-day run of social impact films in venues across Cape Town. Opening on the 2nd October at Fliek en Soup, with two films that look at the roots and outcomes of corruption. Incorruptible is...

Death Before Christmas

The little-known Ahmed Timol Unit of the Umkhonto We Sizwe, based in Lenasia, had three members - Commander Prakash Napier, Yusuf Akhalwaya and Jameel Chand. Prakash and Yusuf died during a sabotage mission in 1989.  Now Jameel survives to tell their story....

My Last Swim

Mathapelo Lediga grew up with a love of swimming, a love shattered when one day, after a day at the pool, at the age of 7 her aunt’s boyfriend raped her.  Now, her fear of water overcomes her, as she grapples with her pain of...

Cape Town Fella

A personal Documentary about filmmaker Sabela Cuba’s quest to understand why his father was so distant during his childhood.  One the back of a rumour that his parents were in an arranged marriage, Sabela decides to find out more about this practice....