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. The course, taught by Francois Verster with funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the National Research Foundation, engages students on both the practical and theoretical aspects of documentary film. In 2017, Premesh Lalu, Rui Assubuji and Leanne Brady took the course, and each produced short documentaries which were selected by Encounters for this years film festival.
Looking For Ned
Premesh Lalu’s film Looking for Ned follows the work of the Ukwanda Puppet and Design Collective and offers a tribute to the late Ncedile Daki, a fellow puppeteer and member of the collective who was tragically killed in 2017.
The Art of Healing
The Art of Healing directed by Rui Assubuji, follows Mozambican textile artist Lizette Chirrime as she comes to terms with an abusive childhood, and her upcycled hessian sacks provide a fitting metaphor for the healing process.
Red Zone Paramedics
Leanne Brady’s Red Zone Paramedics is a portrait of the life of paramedics who serve the communities of the Cape Flats, where life is harsh but hope prevails nonetheless.