Live Zoom Discussions

Friday, 15 October: 18.00 to 19.00

Breaking glass ceilings for women in film – the challenges, the accomplishments, the journey

How far have we come, how far still to go…

Agnieszka Holland (Charlatan), Antoinette Beumer (My Father is an Airplane), Zanele Mthembu  (SWIFT)

Moderator: Bongiwe Selane (Happiness is a Four-Letter Word)

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Monday, 18 October: 18.00 to 19.00

Sense and sensitivity in education – a conversation with Mr Bachmann 

A new approach to teaching and inspiring our youth?  

A discussion between Dieter Bachmann (Mr Bachmann and His Class), Prof Mary Metcalfe (former MEC for Education, current Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg), and  Andisiwe Hlungwane (Teachers CAN).

Moderator: Dr Rene Smith (Media and Culture Studies Academic, Durban University of Technology)

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Tuesday 19 October: 18.00 to 19.00

The Bright Side: surviving the journey

Ruth Meehan, director of The Bright Side, and Anthea Lewis (Global Hero of Hope/ CANSA coordinator) discuss personal journeys and survival strategies. 

Moderator: Rosie Motene (Waka Talent Agency)

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Wednesday 20 October: 18.00 to 19.00

A Film about Life, Death and Money

Directors of Save Sandra Jan Verheyen and Lien Willaert in discussion with health and education activist Mark Heywood (editor, Daily Maverick Citizen) about a family’s struggles against the pharmaceutical industry to gain access to medicine for their daughter. 

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Thursday 21 October: 17.00 to 18.00

Humour, Healing and Messaging – thinking while smiling

South African comedian Riaad Moosa leads the discussion featuring Michela Andreozzi (Parents versus Influencers),  Uje Brandelius (Run Uje Run),  Michael Kreihsl (Risks and Side Effects) as they unpack the use of humour as a form of messaging, and humour as healing.

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Q&A’s

Filmmaker Engagements at Film Schools (closed sessions)

18 OCT

Constance Meyer (director, Robust)

Hosted by Yolanda Ncokotwana.

20 OCT

Antoinette Beumer (director, My Father is an Airplane)

Hosted by Yolanda Mogatusi.

Two Live Zoom lunch-hour sessions exploring the filmmaker journey will feature 

Participating film schools include AFDA, Nelson Mandela University, University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, Durban University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Interested film students should enquire with their respective film schools.

Community Events

14 October: 15:00

Windybrow Arts Centre

Cnr Nugget & Pietersen Street Hillbrow

Tel: 011 4224359

Parents vs Influencers 

15 October: 15:00

Windybrow Arts Centre

Cnr Nugget & Pietersen Street Hillbrow

Tel: 011832 1641

Stop-Zemlia

15 October: 17.00

Isivivana Centre

Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala Street, Khayelitsha

Tel: 021 361 0181

Parents vs Influencers 

16 October: 16.00

Isivivana Centre

Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala Street, Khayelitsha

Tel: 021 361 0181

Stop-Zemlia 

16 October: 13.00

Sibikwa Arts Centre

Cnr Bolton & Liverpool Road, Benoni

Tel: 011 4224359

Parents vs Influencers 

Schools

The festival continues to service a number of schools with screenings and post-screening discussions about issues raised in the films.  All physical events adhere to strict COVID protocols.