Feb 8, 2022

Spotlight on Documentary

The Documentary Film Project at the CHR is key to rethinking the humanities PhD, incorporating audio-visual content into a reimagining of an aesthetic education.
May 4, 2021

The Colonel’s Stray Dogs

The CHR is excited to share The Colonel’s Stray Dogs, a new documentary feature by Doctoral Fellow Khalid Shamis that premiered at the 2021 Hot Docs Festival.
Oct 28, 2020

The Sound of Masks

As part of the Communicating the Humanities research project, The CHR Documentary film class was in conversation with film editor and CHR Artist in Residence, Khalid Shamis, and film director Sara DF De Gouvia, about their award winning film The Sounds of Masks
Oct 28, 2020

Influence

As part of the Communicating the Humanities research project, The CHR Documentary film class was in conversation with award winning journalists and filmmakers, Richard Poplak and Dianna Neile, and producer Neil Brant, about their latest film Influence.
Aug 17, 2020

The New Normal Life

The New Normal Life is a film with puppetry about the pandemic, written, directed, performed, filmed and edited by the Ukwanda Puppetry and Design Collective
Oct 1, 2018

A Future Museum Against Apartheid

This short documentary film showcases the work of the Art Against Apartheid collection.
May 17, 2018

Encounters Film Festival

The CHR is pleased to announce that three documentaries produced as part of the Documentary Film course will show at this years 20th Annual Encounters South African International Film Festival.
Jul 18, 2017

A Map of Suffering

The CHR’s Factory of the Arts, composer Reza Khota in collaboration with the AfroAsia’s project’s fine artist and animator Kristy Stone present the first part of their work as a collaboration.
May 4, 2017

Film Screening: Noma

Nov 18, 2016

Olifantland – Barrydale Parade 2016

The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show featuring five majestic life size elephant puppets by Adrian Kohler from Handspring Puppet Company in collaboration with UKWANDA Puppet and Design Collective.
Oct 23, 2016

Discussion with Mira Nair

Aug 17, 2016

Die Name Wat Ons Gee/The Names That We Give

2015 Barrydale Festival with Net Vir Pret and Handspring Puppet Company

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.

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