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 a brave tale of how young people can change the fate of their country, when an artist led movement takes its activism to the streets of Senegal to protect one of the oldest and most stable democracies in Africa.
With the recent and ongoing scandals and investigations that have hit the world football federation, The March of The White Elephants exposes FIFA as a modern day parasite abusing people’s love of the beautiful game as it prowls the globe, pocketing billions and leaving host countries with a legacy of empty stadiums and social distress.
The festival breaks for a week and returns on the 7th October 2015 at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies for an in-depth look at the issues presented by E.Chai Vasarhelyi’s film Incorruptible.
Oscar Award winning film CitizenFour opens a three-day run at the Fugard Theatre, (8th – 10th October). This screening will include an extended Q&A with the Right2Know campaign.
Other hot titles showing at the Fugard include the climate change film The Yes Men Are Revolting and Kim Longinotto’s Dreamcatcher. Both screenings will see audiences invited to take part in a discussion hosted by 350.0rg (leading climate justice organization) and SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce).
Fugard Theatre tickets cost R60. For bookings go to www.thefugard.com.
Two South African films will screen at The Khayelitsha Green Point White Hall in collaboration with the Social Justice Coalition. Ryley Grunenwald’s The Shore Break and Maanda Ntsandeni’s Parole Camp. Maanda Ntsandeni’s film that takes us into the world of youth offenders trying to break the cycle of crime, has been making waves throughout the festival. Maanda will be joining social justice organization NICRO to speak about youth justice in Khayelitsha.
For further information contact:
Nhlanhla Ndaba 083 374 5666
Anita Khanna 083 357 5904