New Arrivals 3rd to 9th of April 2016

ARTS AND CULTURE, art & artists tell a country's untold stories in a million different ways
135 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R140
A selection of twelve short documentary films from South Africa.

The films include:
"Dada the Dancing Swan", directed by Mduduzi Janda, about Sowetan-born dancer and artist Dada Masilo (14 minutes)
"Art from the Heart", directed by Neo Sefako, about botanical artist Sbonelo Chiliza (12 minutes)
"Magpies of Barrydale", directed by Tamsyn Reynolds, about Magpie, an arts collective making chandeliers out of recycled rubbish (8 minutes)
"Imaginary Maps", directed by Dowelani Nenzhele, about cartographic artist John Phalane (13 minutes)
"Places of Meaning", directed by Pumlani Veto, about artist Christine Dixie (13 minutes)
PHOTOGRAPHY, telling stories across the barriers of politics, economics, culture and race
105 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R170
A selection of three short documentary films about South African photography and photographers.

The films are:
"Behind the Lens", directed by Liz Fish, about photographers who documented the struggle for democracy in South Africa(52 minutes)
"Life Framed", directed by Liz Fish, about Lindeka Qampi, a street photographer from Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town (25 minutes)
"Second Sight", directed by Minky Schlesinger, in which Santu Mofokeng, Guy Tillim, Jo Ratliffe, Mack Magagane and Paul Samuels speak about the ethics of photo journalism (28 minutes).
Mofokeng (S.), Chuang (J.) & Bart (L.) eds. SANTU MOFOKENG, Stories No. 1, Train Church
92pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Göttingen, 2015. R895
A series of photographs taken over a few weeks in 1986 on the Soweto-Johannesburg commuter line.

This book is the first in a series.

"Early morning, late-afternoon and evening commuters preach the gospel in trains en route to and from work...Foot stomping and gyrating - a packed train is turned into a church.." Santu Mofokeng

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