Sherwin hears it every day: “Someone got robbed; someone got stabbed.” This is the reality of growing up in Cape Town’s Lavender Hill. Sherwin’s life has been overcome with peer pressure, drugs and gangsterism. He was 12 years old when he got shot. His circumstances...
This documentary portrays four generations of a family of drag queens in Brussels. As masculine features gradually soften under layers of makeup, as glasses are emptied, so the stories begin to flow. Tough subjects are approached, such as suicide, coming out and maternal love. Jokes fly, and the topic turns to the generational divide.
Madame is an emotionally powerful account of the relationship between Caroline, a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother, and her gay filmmaker grandson Stéphane as they engage in an intimate conversation that takes place across time and space. Based on personal archive footage, this is a moving and highly engaging family saga that challenges the taboos of gender and sexuality.
Through leaked voice notes, photos and videos, we are introduced to David, a Congolese deportee who has been detained at Lindela Repatriation Centre for over 120 days. Lindela Repatriation Centre is South Africa’s largest facility for the holding of undocumented...
This is a languid and beautifully made account of the lives of three families who live in the polluted Russian city of Magnitogorsk, home to the state-run Kombinat, one of the largest iron and steel factories in the country. Kombinat falls midway between the stories of Chekhov and Kafka, rendered in the medium of social-realist cinema.
Il Mio Corpo tells the parallel stories of Oscar, a young working-class Sicilian boy who dreams of escaping the grip of his father, and Stanley, a Nigerian refugee who works as a farmhand in order to survive. Made with remarkable access to its subjects, Il Mio Corpo feels like a finely tuned drama.
Exploring the dilemma of a young girl born and raised in South Africa whose parents come from Congo and Angola, and still has no place to call rightfully her home.
A found-footage memoir
A filmed account of the stage version of Sindiwe Magona’s novel about the tragic killing of Amy Biehl during the pre-election violence of 1993, Mother to Mother explores the difficult channels of forgiveness, redemption and reconciliation from the perspective of the mothers of the killer and the victim.