Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DITSHWANELO HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Lazy post. Heres the 15th annual human rights film festival hosted by Ditshwanelo at my alma mater Maru a pula, at the AV Centre. It runs from 7th to 16th April, 2015. Tonight's session was superb, Bert Haitsma & Meg Rickards 1994: The bloody miracle is a magnificent piece of work. A new vantage point for a story thats been told many a time. Find it, watch it. For the first time "three directors of the films on display will be available for the post screening discussions". Congratulations to Alice Mogwe and her team at Ditshwanelo for keeping this festival not only going but responsive to the community.

I would be remiss if I didn't encourage you to check out the poetry doccie on Sunday afternoon - program below:


TICKETS: P30 per session (afternoon session and evening session)

Tuesday 7 April 2015           FREE ENTRY! On this day.

                                6.30 – 7.00 p.m.     Snacks and Drinks
7.00 – 7.15 p.m.    Official Opening at Maitisong by Honourable  Minister Batshu, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
7.15 - 7.20 p.m.      Role of labour in the anti-apartheid struggle -Professor Mogalakwe, University of Botswana.
                               7.20 – 8.20 p.m.     Screening of: 1994: The Bloody Miracle             
                               8.20 – 9.30 p.m.     Discussion

Wednesday 8 April 2015 

7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Theme: Governance and Accountability
Coming of Age. Judy Kibinge. Kenya. 2007. 12 minutes. Courtesy of Steps International. Co-hosted with UPR NGO Working Group.
Inside Kenya’s Death SquadsAl Jazeera. 2015. 48 minutes.

Thursday 9 April 2015 
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Theme: Governance and Accountability
 Are you Listening to our Stories? Park Bym-Jin. Korea. 32 minutes. 
Ghosts of RwandaGreg Barker and Darren Kemp. USA. 2004. Frontline (WGBH-TV). 30 minute extract for discussion purposes.

Friday 10 April 2015
7.00 p.m – 9.30 p.m.
Theme: Bullying and Social Exclusion – Freedom from Discrimination: Youth and Children
Bully. Lee Hirsch. USA. 90 minutes. 2011. Courtesy of Lee Hirsch. 

Saturday 11 April 2015
2.00 p.m – 4.30 p.m.
Theme: Bullying and Social Exclusion – Freedom from Discrimination: Youth and Children
Special FREE Screening for Youth and Schools!!
Bully. Lee Hirsch. USA. 90 minutes. 2011. Courtesy of Lee Hirsch

Saturday 11 April 2015
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Theme:  Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea. David Schmidt. Australia and Indonesia. 2012. 52 minutes.

Sunday 12 April 2015 
2.00 p.m – 4.00 p.m.
Theme: Freedom of Expression - Role of Poetry in Struggle 
Word Down The Line. Bobby RodwellSouth Africa. 75 minutes. 2014. 
7.00 p.m – 9.00 p.m.
Theme: Right to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 
Gareth’s Story - Re tholetseng? Why are we silent?. Lesotho. 11 minutes. 
iNTERSExION.  New Zealand. 2012. 68 min. 

Monday 13 April 2015
7.00 p.m – 9.00 p.m.
Theme: Indigenous Peoples in Southern Africa
 Tracks Across Sand: Overture (30 minutes) and Aftermath (52 minutes). 

Tuesday 14 April 2015
7.00 p.m – 9.30 p.m..
Theme:  Freedom of Association
 Orania. Tobias Lindner. Germany. 2012. 94 minutes.  Co-hosted with Gaborone Film Society. (Free for GFS Members.)

 Wednesday 15 April 2015
7.00 p.m – 9.00 p.m.
Theme:  Freedom of Religion?
ISIS: "Islamic" Extremism?. Mojtaba Ali Masood. UK. 2014. 52 minutes.
Thursday 16 April 2015
7.00 p.m - 9.30 p.m.
Theme: Workers’ Rights
Miners Shot Down.  Rehad Desai. South Africa. 2014. 86min.
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