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AF 03 Short Stories from South Africa

Experience the flourishing South African landscape reflected in a wide spectrum of genres in technically and artistically outstanding pieces. We present an eclectic mix of live-action, animation and music clips.

Screening

16.11.2012, 18:00 h, Passage Kino 1
17.11.2012, 20:00 h, Babylon - Kino 2

Protect the Nation

Protect the Nation

Protect the Nation

Director(s): Candice Reisser

Germany / South Africa, 2010

16:00 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Dialogues: English, Zulu

Subtitles: English

A young boy begins to question himself when faced with the unexpected kindness of a stranger. Inspired by the 2008 wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Director(s): Stephen Abbott

South Africa, 2011

16:00 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Subtitles: English

It's 1:08 AM and Roger is doing his laundry at the Wishy Washy, but tonight there's something strange in the water, and he finds himself ensnared in the schemings of other people.

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And There in the Dust

And There in the Dust

And There in the Dust

Director(s): Gerhard Marx, Lara Foot-Newton

South Africa, 2004

7:30 min

Genre: Animation, Short Fiction

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: no subtitles

A combination of dramatic performance and stop frame animation convey the complexities of a small town burdened by an act of violence.

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Tunnel

The Tunnel

Director(s): Jenna Bass

South Africa, 2009

24:00 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Dialogues: Ndebele, Shona, English, Afrikaans

Subtitles: English

During the massacre in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth is forced to fight for her family and village. Her weapon is storytelling.

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Sibahle

Sibahle

Sibahle (We are beautiful)

Director(s): Joshua Rous

South Africa, 2006

28:00 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Dialogues: English

Subtitles: no subtitles

Justin wants to get the hell out of South Africa. He's got a whole new life lined up in England and he's on the way to the airport, but a little girl stands in his way.

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