Browsing Category DVDs

40 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R250
A documentary on the lives of black lesbians in South Africa.
GROWING UP MUSLIM, the five pillars of Islam
30 minutes, DVD, , No Date. OUT OF PRINT
A documentary featuring two children, Aa-isha Valley, aged 9, and Hafeez Sonday, aged 15, who explain the five pillars of Islam, basic acts considered obligatory by believers: "shahada" (the Islamic creed), "salat" (daily prayers), "zakat" (almsgiving), "sawm" (fasting during the month of Ramadan), and "hajj" (pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime).

The children also talk about how it feels to live as a Muslim in Cape Town. The film includes commentary from Imam Rashied Omar from Clarement Mosque.
38 minutes, DVD, South Africa, No Date. R350
Ikon South Africa produces films for South African television and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers who want to make short documentary films that deal with issues of identity and self-discovery. These films were first screened on SABCTV in 2008.

Features the following films:
Mzamane (N.) dir. NATIVE YARD, 13 minutes
Guguletu residents talk about what Native Yard 1, Guguletu's main street, means to them.

Fredericks (J.) dir. DEVIOUS SHORT FILM, 18 minutes
The story of rapper Mario van Rooy aka Mr Devious (1997-2004), who lived and worked in Mitchell's Plain. He saw himself as a "hip-hop activist" and worked in creative education with youth at risk in Cape Flats communities. At the age of 26 he was stabbed to death by a gangster when he tried to help his father who was being robbed.

Davis (B.) dir. GEMAAKTE HARE, 7 minutes
Lameez Peters talks about growing up half Muslim and half Christian in a society obsessed with racial identity and why she now wears dreadlocks.

Giose (V.) dir. ZION YOUTH CREW, 10 minutes
Interviews with two young Rastafarian musicians.
70 minutes, DVD, South Africa, No Date. R350
Ikon South Africa produces films for South African television and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers who want to make short documentary films that deal with issues of identity and self-discovery. These films were first screened on SABC in 2008.

Features the following films:
Yoko (V."Breeze") dir. BIKO'S CHILDREN, 14 minutes
Winner of the Best Documentary at the 2007 Tricontinental Film Festival. Two young South Africans - Nkhensani, founder and creative director of the clothing label Stoned Cherrie, and Mambila, co-founder and creative director of the street brand 25hour - talk about what Steve Biko and his teachings mean to them.

Pululu (M.) dir. AMINA MY DAUGHTER, 15 minutes
A coversation between a former refugee from the Congo now living in Cape Town and his teenage daughter.

Rorke (R.) dir. PAM & ASHRAF, 15 minutes
An exploration of the lives of a young couple living on the Cape Flats and working for the Anti-Eviction Campaign.

Ntsandeni (M.) dir. BRUSH, 6 minutes
Portrait of an artist, Rendani, living in Limpopo Province, who uses Vhavenda culture as a theme in his painting.

Mulligan (D.) dir. SEE ME HEAR ME, 10 minutes
Deaf filmmaker Donovan Mulligan documents the life of Zoleka Tshotswana, born deaf and living with her mother in Nyanga township outside Cape Town.

Masondo (N.) dir. BLAKBOX SUITE, 10 minutes
An exploration of the music of rap collective, Blakbox.
624 minutes, 4 DVDs, , 2011. R240
The 26 separate but interlinked episodes of Series 1 of the television drama series about relationships, sex, HIV/AIDS, and the devastating consequences irresponsible behaviour can have.

"Intersexions", the result of a collaborative partnership between SABC 1, SABC Education and John Hopkins Health & Education in South Africa, won eleven SAFTA Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011, as well as the Africomnet Best Mass Media Award in 2012.
307 minutes, 2 x DVDs, , 2012. R60
Late Night News with Loyisa Gola is a South African satirical news television series that airs weekly on and eNCA. Features host Lotiso Gola, David Kibuuka, Riaad Moosa and puppet Chester Missing.
36 minutes, DVD, , 1990. R250
Archival footage from the Mzanzi Afrika Film Collection that covers Nelson Mandela's unbanning and release in 1990.
MANDOZA, live in concert at Sun City
70 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R105
South African kwaito superstar Mandoza filmed live at the Superbowl, Sun City, in 2004. Also includes 5 music videos and an interview.
MARC LOTTERING, I Don't Work on Sundays
82 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R185
Stand-up comedian Marc Lottering's one-man show, filmed live at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town in 2012.
69 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R185
South African stand-up comedian Nik Rabinowitz's new show, recorded live at the Baxter Theatre on 14 March 2015
RURAL LIFE, a remarkable journey through South Africa's rural and cultural landscapes
120 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R140
A selection of ten short documentary films about life in the rural areas of South Africa.

Films include:
"Wives of Miya", directed by Pumlani Veto, about women in a village in the Eastern Cape who sing and dance to earn a living
"Our Broken Dreams", directed by Palesa Shongwe, about young people from Zimbabwe hoping to find a better life in South Africa
"Strong Bones", directed by Dowelani Nenzhele, about a soccer team made up of grannies

TOWNSHIP LIFE, a vibrant and gritty portrayal of struggles and triumphs in South Africa
185 minutes, 2 DVDs, , No Date. R195
A selection of sixteen short documentary films about life in the urban townships of South Africa.

Films include:
"Ama-joker", about two street boys who make a living entertaining commuters, directed by Tamandani Kapisa
"Growing Hope", about a community vegetable garden, directed by Wiseman Mabusela
"Atrophy", about the fear of growing up, directed by Palesa Shongwe
"Getting There", about the unique hand signals used for hailing taxis, directed by Masechaba Magane
"To the One I Love", about a young man confronting his father, directed by Zolani Ndevu
"Soul Train", directed by Thabo Mokoena, about the church groups on the early morning trains from Soweto
"Horseman", directed by Oupa Maesela, about Enos Mofokate, the first black South African equestrian champion
TREVOR NOAH, That's Racist, live at the Lyric Theatre
97 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R125
South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, filmed live at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg in October 2012.

Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards.
TREVOR NOAH, Crazy Normal
99 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R100
South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show,"Goodbye for Now", filmed live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in March 2011.

Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards.
TREVOR NOAH, Daywalker 2.0
103 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R100
An upgraded re-release of South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, Daywalker, filmed live at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg in 2009.

Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards.
TREVOR NOAH, It's My Culture
97 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R185
South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, filmed live in the Teatro at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, 2013. Includes the live recordings of Trevor Noah's appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards.
TREVOR NOAH, Pay Back the Funny
85 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R295
Trevor Noah's "Lost in Translation tour", recorded live in Johannesburg in 2015.
UBIZO, the calling
192 minutes, 2xDVDs, , 2007. R185
A TV mini-series about Nomathemba, a sophisticated, modern woman with a successful career as a microbiologist who receives a calling from the ancestors in her dreams to undergo 'uthwasa', the necessary process of suffering to become a 'sangoma' (traditional healer).
50 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R275
A collection of Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow's live concerts, music videos, interviews and behind the scenws footage.
104 minutes, DVD, , 1999. R265
A documentary that explores the history of homosexuality in South Africa from colonial times to the present.
Achmat (Z.) dir. DIE DUIWEL MAAK MY HART SO SEER, the devil break my heart, children speak
56 minutes, DVD, , 1993. R265
Documents the stories of a group of racially diverse South African children, mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, as they and their mothers talk about the things that affect their lives.
Achmat (Z.) dir. LOVE AND FREEDOM,
95 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R265
A two-part documentary that examines ten years of the South African Constitution. Part 1, "Who was Mrs Konani?", looks at landmark judgements handed down by the Constitutional Court, such as the abolition of the death penalty. Part 2, "A Nice Country", introduces women and men who have used the legal space provided by the Constitution to build democracy. The case of the Treatment Action Campaign for the use of antiretrovirals to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV is explored, amongst others.
African National Congress MK IN TANZANIA,
62 minutes, DVD, , 1992. OUT OF PRINT
Highlights of the visit of ANC Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa and MK Chief of Staff Siphiwe Nyanda to the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) camps in Uganda and Tanzania on 16th December 1992.
African National Congress MK IN UGANDA,
45 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R350
Footage filmed in Umkhonto we Siswe (MK) training camps in Uganda.
89 mins., DVD, , 2008. R150
A film set on Robben Island in the 1960s and 1970s, about political prisoners' fight for the right to play soccer. It records the foundation of the Makana Football Association, which adhered to FIFA regulations. The association was named after the 19th century Xhosa warrior-prophet Makana, who was imprisoned on Robben Island. Interviews with Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Sedick Isaacs, Lizo Sitoto and Marcus Solomon are intercut with re-enacted scenes.

“The movie captures the essence of the contribution of football to the struggle. It is an incredible experience” Danny Jordaan, CEO of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee
Ammann (P.) dir. SPIRITS OF THE ROCKS,
78 minutes, DVD, Switzerland, 2002. R380
Peter Ammann, together with Megan Biesele, Patricia Vinnicombe, and others, visits rocks painting sites in the Brandberg in Namibia, the Drakensberg in South Africa and the Tsodilo Hills in Botswana, as well as a Ju'hoansi community at Nyae Nyae in Namibia, in an attempt to understand what it is about the Bushmen and their culture that so fascinates Westerners today.
Ammann (P.) prod. VERA BUHRMANN, living in two worlds, communication between a white healer and her black counterparts
50 minutes, DVD, Switzerland, 2007. R250
A 1992 interview with Jungian analyst Vera Bührmann (1910-1998) by Marion Schiess (1933-1998). Vera Bührmann was one of the founding members of the Cape of Good Hope Centre for Jungian Studies and directed its training programme for many years. In the latter half of her life she dedicated herself to understanding black African traditional healers and their healing practices. Here she talks about her understanding of the ancestors and the ceremonies involved in the healing and training of a patient/healer.
Anderson (D.) prod. THE SPLIT ESTATE,
76 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R140
An Emmy-award winning 60 minute documentary about the natural gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West and the Northeastern USA. Narrated by Ali McGraw.

This DVD, made for distribution in South Africa, includes a short film which features David Kramer, Antoinette Pienaar and others speaking out against fracking in the Karoo.
Antonio (T.) dir. URANIUM ROAD,
53 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R140
A documentary on the history of the nuclear industry in South Africa. Based on the book by David Fig, the film examines the lack of transparency of both the apartheid and ANC governments' nuclear policies and the motivations of current stakeholders.
150 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R150
A wine-appreciation course in fifteen thirty-minute episodes. This DVD contains the five episodes on the best-known red wine cultivars in South Africa, shot on 5 different wine estates:
1. Cabernet Sauvignon, shot at Zorgvliet
2. Shiraz, shot at Simonsvlei
3. Merlot, shot at Spier
4. Pinotage, shot at L'Avenir
5. Pinot Noir, shot at Flagstone

Also available: "Mzala Discovers the Big 5 White Varietals" and "Mzala Discovers the Rest of the Winelands" @ R150 each
150 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R150
A wine-appreciation course in fifteen thirty-minute episodes. This DVD contains the five episodes on the best-known white wine cultivars in South Africa, shot on five different wine estates:
1. Chenin Blanc, shot at Bellingham
2. Sauvingnon Blanc, shot at Boschendal,
3. Chardonnay, shot at Van Loveren
4. Semillon, shot at Stellenzicht
5. Viognier, shot at Fairview

Also available: "Mzala Discovers the Big Five Red Varietals" and "Mzala Discovers the Rest of the Winelands" @ R150 each
150 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R150
A wine-appreciation course in fifteen thirty-minute episodes. This DVD contains five episodes that explore:
1. Blends, shot at Bilton
2. Méthode Cap Classique, shot at Simonsig
3. Noble Late Harvest, shot at Neethlingshof
4. Port, shot at Bredell
5. Brandy, shot at Van Ryn Distillers

Also available: "Mzala Discovers the Big 5 Red Varietals" and "Mzala Discovers the Big 5 White Varietals" @ R150 each
Bailey (L.) & Thompson (A.) dirs. MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN,
94 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R620
This film documents Michael Campbell's struggle to hold on to his family farm. Michael Campbell is a white, 75-year-old farmer who resists President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reform policy and refuses to hand his property over to government officials. He decides to takes his case to an international court and accuses Mugabe of racism and violation of human rights.
Barker (J.) dir. BUNNY CHOW, know thyself
94 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R95

Film director John Barker's comedy about four men who set out on a weekend journey to Oppikoppi, South Africa's biggest rock festival.

"Shot in a cinema vérité style and using the street food 'bunny chow' as a metaphor for contemporary Johannesburg's mix of races, cultures and attitudes, Barker's edgy, urban comedy asks us to envision a nation through the eyes of its future, rather than the tragedy of its past." Global Film Initiative

Soundtrack in Afrikaans, 'tsotsi taal' and English, with English subtitles.
15 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R177
A trilogy of three short films which activist filmmaker Shelley Barry describes as "a visual doc-poem [which] explores my spiritual journey of embracing and celebrating my body".
"Pin Pricks tells the tale of how the fabric of my life was torn apart and the revelations that took me beyond this loss."
"Voice/Over deals with my second disability, my dependency on a tube that fits into a hole in my throat, allowing me to breathe and speak."
"Entry [is] a sequence of images, snapshots of life in a wheelchair - not traditional snapshots, but those that dare to claim a strong sense of sexuality or desire."

Shelley Barry was disabled by a bullet during the Cape taxi wars of 1996.
88 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R185
A feature fim set in Cape Town, about a phone-sex line operator, a dog handler, an IT-technician and a teenager who discover their relationships are part of a conspiracy to keep them in, or out, of love.
Benger (R.) & Lipman (J.T.) dir. FIVE ROADS TO FREEDOM, from apartheid to the World Cup
54 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R228
A documentary that looks at the lives of five South Africans from different backgrounds, seeing each person's experience as a unique expression of South Africa's struggle to overcome its past and live Nelson Mandela's vision of a "rainbow nation". These stories are told against the background of 2010 World Cup, itself a powerful symbol of how far the country has come.
Benger (R.) dir. MADIBA, the life and times of Nelson Mandela
120 minutes, DVD, Canada, 2004. R195
A two-part documentary on Nelson Mandela. Includes archival footage as well as recent interviews with Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Neville Alexander, Mac Maharaj, Allister Sparks, Klerk, Pik Botha and Niel Barnard, amongst others.
Berk (B.) dir. SLEEPER'S WAKE,
88 mins, DVD, , 2012. R250
A psychological thriller set in a coastal village, based on the novel by Alistair Morgan.

"A tour de force" “André Brink
Bestall (C.) dir. PROJEK MANDELA,
52 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R240
A documentary on the forty-eight secret meetings that took place between Nelson Mandela and the apartheid state's intelligence officials and cabinet members from the late 1980s until his release in 1990.
Bestall (C.) dir. THE 16TH MAN,
52 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R336
A documentary about Nelson Mandela's role in uniting South Africans behind the Springbok rugby team during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and what this meant for South Africa's healing process. Against all odds, the team won the cup and the whole nation celebrated.

Written by John Carlin.
Beukes (A.) dir. AGTER ELKE MAN,
103 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1990. R130
An Afrikaans film starring Steve Hofmeyr, about a man on parole seeking revenge on the man responsible for his incarceration.
Binge (H.) SCORCHED EARTH, Verskroeide Aarde
80 minutes, DVD, , 2000. R75
A documentary on the Anglo-Boer War that focuses on the impact Britain's scorched earth policy and the concentration camps had on the lives of ordinary people. Scholars interviewed speak in English and Afrikaans.
Blank (M.) dir. TESTING HOPE, Grade 12 in the new South Africa
40 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R236
A documentary that chronicles the lives of four young people at Oscar Mpetha High School in Nyanga township outside Cape Town as they work towards their Matric exams, which they believe will decide their future. These students began school in 1994, the year apartheid ended and Nelson Mandela became president. The film looks at what awaits the students who pass, and those who fail, given that 52% of the people aged 16 to 25 are umemployed.
Blank (M.) dir. WHERE DO I STAND?,
37 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R236
A documentary about seven young South Africans from different backgrounds reflecting on their actions during and after the xenophobic attacks that broke out across the country in 2008.
Blecher (S.) dir. AYANDA, fiery heart, fiery mind
108 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R
A feature film set in Yeoville, Johannesburg, about a young black woman fighting to save her late father’s legacy – a motor repair shop - when it is threatened with closure.
Blecher (S.) dir. DIS EK, ANNA,
118 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R320
An Afrikaans feature film based on two novels by Anchien Troskie, "Dis ek, Anna" and "Die Staat teen Anna Bruwer", about a woman who kills the step-father who sexually abused her and her half-sister.
Blecher (S.) dir. OTELO BURNING,
96 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R195
A feature film set in Lamontville, a township outside Durban, in 1989, during violent clashes between the ANC and Inkatha. The film tells the story of three teenage boys who discover in surfing a release from the difficulties of their lives under apartheid.

Sara Blecher also directed the documentary, "Surfing Soweto".
Bletcher (S.) & Raphoto (D.) dir. SURFING SOWETO,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R265
This film documents the lives of three of the most notorious train surfers in Soweto: Bitch Nigga, Lefa and Mzembe. Train surfing is the extraordinarily dangerous activity of riding on top of or underneath a moving train.

Winner of the 2011 Tri-Continental Human Rights Prize.
Blomkamp (N.) dir. DISTRICT 9,
108 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R165
A science-fiction thriller directed by South African Neill Blomkamp about an attempt to forcibly remove millions of extraterrestrial creatures unexpectedly stranded in contemporary South Africa, fenced into a slum and left to scavenge. The film is adapted from a short film, "Alive in Joburg", made by Neil Blomkamp in 2005 on themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title, "District Nine", was inspired by the forced removals that took place in District Six during the apartheid era. The film is shot on location in Soweto. "District Nine" has been banned by the Nigerian government for its depiction of the Nigerian characters as criminals and cannibals.

"You don't feel bamboozled, fooled, or patronized by "District Nine", as you did by most of the summer blockbusters. You feel winded, shaken and shamed." Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"Blomkamp and Jackson want it every which way: The actuality-video threat of 'The Blair Witch Project', unstoppable violence like 'ID4', plus Spielberg's otherwordly benevolence: facitiousness, killing and cosmic agapé. This is how cinema gets turned into trash." Armond White, New York Press

"District Nine" received four Academy Award nominations and won the 2009 Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

48 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R265
A documentary about the 1980 student boycott in the Western Cape co-ordinated by the famous "Committee of 81", a student organisation comprised of student representatives from the different schools. Through the use of archival footage and interviews with past students Lederle Bosch retraces the events that led up to the death of the 11 year old Bernard Fortuin at the hands of the police.
Boveda (P.) dir. NOMA, a temporary place called home
81 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R475
A documentary that follows the life of a young black South African woman, Nomaliphathwe Gwele. A young single mother of two boys, she depends on a precarious job to survive. Moving to the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East, Cape Town, she joins a group in a land occupation action.

This film won the Amnesty International human rights Awards at the Durban International film festival.

Shot in black and white.
Brand (C.) & Mabaso (T.) dir. A PLACE OF HOPE AND RECONCILIATION, a true story
32 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R140
Christo Brand was a prison warder on Robben Island. Thulani Mabaso was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1984 and released in 1991. Today Christo Brand is the Robben Island Museum Unit Manager Retail and Thulani Mabaso is a prison tour guide and Units Manager on Robben Island. In this film they tell their stories.
Broomfield (N.) dir. HIS BIG WHITE SELF REVISITED, The leader, his driver and the driver's wife/ His big white self
80 + 93 minutes, 2 x DVD, U.K., 2006. R325
A 2 disc edition which includes Nick Broomfield's two films on Eugene Terre'blanche, leader of the Afrikaner Weerstands Beweging (AWB):
"In a purposefully ramshackle quest for an interview with the illusive(sic) Terre'blanche, Broomfield cajoles, hustles, and irritates the Svengali-like figure, his driver JP and JP's extraordinary chipper wife Anita, in a startingly successful effort to peel back the layers of the regime and its unnervingly congenial membership."

HIS BIG WHITE SELF, 93 minutes, DVD, 2006.
This film "further explores Terre'blanche's absurd yet insidious character, exposing his regime's stark and sobering impact that lingers to this day. Broomfield revisits the familiar and haunted faces of those brought down and broken by democracy's rise in South Africa, finally confronting the newly released and unrepentant Terre'blanche."
Cartmill (J.) dir. HOW TO HIP HOP!, MC, B-Boy, DJ, Write, Knowledge of Self
60 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R195
An introduction to Hip Hop culture presented by Cape Town-based Black Noise, South Africa's oldest Hip Hop group.

Includes six Black Noise music videos.
Centre for African Instrumental Music & Dance (CIIMDA) & Music Department, University of Pretoria pr SANGOMA DANCE AESTHETIC, choreographing spirituality
60 minutes, DVD + 12 pp. booklet, South Africa, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
The dance on this DVD was recorded at the home of the Sangoma doyenne, Catherine Hlongwane, at Rietgat-Lethlcaneng, Northwest Province, South Africa, on 26 March 2005. "The dances in the video were recorded in a social-spiritual Sangoma session specially staged for the purpose. It became mandatory for the cooperating Sangoma Chieftain, Canny, to consult and obtain special supernatural approval on our behalf before the dance ceremony was planned, staged and recorded as extraordinary Sangoma theatre arts performance. Thus the phenomenal incidents of visiting ancestor spirits that normally occurs in a typical Sangoma ceremony were avoided. The performances and other activities in this recording, nevertheless, capture the conventional theatrical features as well as social-spiritual atmosphere of a typical Sangoma event".
Chait (M.) dir. WALKING IN MY SHOES,
61 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R255
A documentary that investigates the state of education in rural South Africa. It focuses especially on how the lack of transport impacts the lives of rural children who, on average, walk 15 kilometres to get to school. It also captures the overcrowding, malnutrition, domestic violence, poverty and abandonment so many children experience.
Chetty (N.) & Miyeni (C.E.) dir. MINING FOR CHANGE, a story of South African mining
72 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R618
A documentary that tracks the history of South Africa's mining industry, from the earliest mining practices of the indigenous people to recent debates around nationalisation. Includes interviews with Julius Malema, Nicholas Oppenheimer, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nelson Mandela.
Clasen (N.) dir. LAND OF MILK AND MONEY,
99 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R60
A comedy about three men, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim, thrown 100 years into the future, each in search of the promised land.
Cox (L.) prod. MZWAKHE MBULI, the people's poet
160 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R110
A tribute to poet and musician Mzwakhe Mbuli. Includes a selection of his music videos and two short films - an interview conducted by Nicky Blumefield and a film made in 2003, 30 days after Mbuli was released from prison after swerving a 6 year sentence for armed robbery.
Crossman (T.) dir. FATHERLAND,
70 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R265
Tarryn Crossman's documentary about the "Kommandokorps’, military-style camps for Afrikaner teenagers and young men run by Col. Franz Jooste, an ex-SADF soldier, outside Rustenberg. The film follows three boys who spend nine days at the camp, and focuses on the physically and mentally grueling process they are forced to undergo as they are taught "to defend themselves, "to recognise who their enemy is", and "to be proud members of the Afrikaner nation".
Crossman (T.) dir. HYENA BOYS,
10 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R185
A short documentary about a group of men, women and children in Nigeria who tame and perform with snakes, baboons and hyenas.
Cullinan (B.) dir. OUTRAGEOUS!, not for sensitive viewers
87 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R210
A group of South Africa's leading comedians were brought together at the Big Top at Sun International's Carnival City for a one-night only stand-up session. The comedians featured are John Vlismas, Barry Hilton, Mark Banks, Loyiso Gola, Joey Rasdien, Riaad Moosa and Krijay Govender.
Dandala (H.) dir. SWOP!,
83 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R85
A comedy about a wealthy and successful black businessman trading lives with a Zimbabwean street hustler.

Actor and presenter Hlomla Dandala is best known for his role in the TV series Isidingo. This is his first film.
Dangarembga (T.) dir. EVERYONE'S CHILD,
80 minutes, DVD, , 1995. R70
A Zimbabwean feature film based on a story written by Shimmer Chinodya, author of "Harvest of Thorns", about four siblings whose parents die from AIDS. The film is directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of "Nervous Conditions", and the soundtrack features songs by popular Zimbabwean musicians.
52 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R295
A documentary on the beading project, Monkeybiz, in which a small group of women from the townships around Cape Town make beaded dolls in an attempt to overcome poverty and HIV/AIDS.
Includes interviews with Monkeybiz founder Barbara Jackson, Desmond Tutu, Annie Lennox, Donna Karan and director Tina Davis.
de Bruyn (D.) dir. NATANIËL BY BIRTH,
68 minutes, DVD, , 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Features ten music videos by Nataniël plus behind-the-scenes footage and four Afrikaans stories recorded at live performances during 2005 & 2006.

Musician, writer and cook Nataniël le Roux is one of South Africa's most popular entertainers.
de Jager (L.) dir. BUSH WAR, volumes 1 and 2
620 minutes, 4 DVDs, , 2011. R740
A twenty-six episode TV documentary series on the Bush War fought in northern Namibia (formerly South West Africa) and southern Angola from 1966 until 1989.

Includes previously censored militaty footage. This series was originally screened in Afrikaans as "Grensoorlog".
de Jager (S.) dir. FREE STATE,
98 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R340
A feature film about a white law student who falls in love with an Indian man and is charged under the Immorality Act.
de Vries (J.) dir. CASA DE LA MUSICA, the house of music
52 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R265
A documentary exploring the musical and cultural links between Havana, Cuba, and Cape Town, South Africa.

This film won the Audience Award for Best S.A.Documentary at the 2003 Encounters Film Festival.
de Witt (E.) dir. THE LAST LION,
80 minutes, DVD, , 1972. R75
A feature film about a dying white hunter determined to kill a lion that has eluded him for many years. The film is based on the novel, "Uit Oerwoud en Vlakte" by Sangiro, and the screenplay was written by Wilbur Smith.
de Witt (L.) dir. JOE BULLET,
79 minutes, DVD, , 1973. R250
Joe Bullet is a detective hired to stop a mysterious gangster from sabotaging a soccer team.

"Joe Bullet" was one of the first South African films featuring an all-African cast. Released in 1973, it was banned by the Nationalist Party government after two screenings and the only existing print was given to the National Film Board to be destroyed. However, the archivists preserved it, but no access to it was allowed. The film has now been digitally restored and made available for world-wide release.
DeBarros (L.) & Genge (L.) dir. TWO MOMS, a family portrait
48 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R300
A documentary about a South African lesbian couple, artist Suzanne du Toit and judge Anna-Marié de Vos, who challenged the Child Care Act in court on the grounds that it unfairly discriminated against them. In 1995 the couple adopted two children, but because the Act did not allow adoption by unmarried partners de Vos was the childrens' only legal parent. In 2002 the Constitutional Court granted permanent same-sex partnerships the right to jointly adopt children. Sam-sex marriages became legal in South Africa in 2006.
DeBarros (L.) dir. METAMORPHOSIS, the remarkable journey of Granny Lee
44 minutes, DVD, , 2000. R300
A documentary on the life of Leonard du Plooy, alias Granny Lee, Johannesburg's most famous club goer and drag queen.

Leonard du Plooy was born in Kimberely in 1919. Classified "coloured", Leonard worked as a teacher. He was also the dandy about town. In his thirties he moved to Durban, where he became involved in the gay subculture. Later on he ran a brothel from his home. He suffered from a skin disease which slowly turned his skin white. In his fifties he moved to Johannesburg, started wearing flamboyant women's clothing and frequenting the city's nightclubs. Now known as Granny Lee, he was famous for his outrageous behaviour. He died in a car accident in 1989 and was the first "non-white" person to be buried in Johanneburg's "whites-only" Westpark cemetery.
Desai (R.) & Mzozo (J.) dir. THE GIANT IS FALLING,
77 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R120
A documentary that charts the various ways South Africans have collectively responded to the African National Congress’ failure to deliver on its promises. The film suggests major political events of recent years, such as the Marikana Massacre, the trade unions' break with the ANC, the #FeesMustFall student movement, and the ANC's losses in the the 2016 Local Elections, signify the end of an era in South Africa, and explores what could come next.
Desai (R.) dir. BHAMBATHA, War of the Heads 1906
72 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R380
A documentary about the Bhambatha rebellion which took place near Greytown in Natal in 1906. It was led by Bhambatha kaMancinza, leader of the Zondi clan, one of the Zulu chiefs who resisted the collection of a poll tax introduced by the colonial government.
74 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R150
Filmmaker Rehad Desai's personal journey into his past. The son of struggle hero Barney Desai who fled into exile in 1963, Rehad explores the pain caused to himself and his siblings by his father's constant political activity.

"Rehad Desai builds layer upon layer of narration that looks both forwards and backwards. It brings into memory important people and events and adds a chapter to an alternative history of the struggle." Rustum Kozain

This film won the Best Documentary Audience Award at the 2004 Encounters International Documentary Festival, Best Documentary at the 2004 Apollo Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2004 Cape Town World Cinema Festival.
Desai (R.) dir. MINERS SHOT DOWN,
86 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R120
A documentary on the Marikana Massacre. In 2012 miners at one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines owned by Lonmin mining company began a wildcat strike for better wages. On the 16th August, police used live ammunition against the miners, killing 34 and injuring many more.

"'Miners Shot Down' is the most upsetting, unsettling and important films I have worked with for a long time. Never pathetic, Rehad Desai's documentary lft me in tears." Mette Hoffman Meyer, Commissioning Editor DRTV Denmark
Desai (R.) dir. YOU CHUSE, the future is free
50 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R140
A documentary on new media democracy movements in Africa, including the Open Source Software movement and the Creative Commons organisation.
Desai (R.) et. al. (dir.) ALEXANDRA, MY ALEXANDRA, ordinary heroes in extraordinary times
6 x 48 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R300
A six part documentary series based on the book, "Alexandra, a history", by Philip Bonner and Noor Nieftagodien. The series features interviews with over 60 people who live or have lived in Alexandra township: the writer Wally Serote; Simon Noge and Dan Twala, whose parents worked for Herbert Papenfus, the politician who established Alex: Louisa Rivers, who joined the 1956 Women’s March on Parliament; Moses Mayekiso, who led the 1986 Six Day War in Alexandra; Paul Mashatile and Obed Bapela, who were central to the youth movement in the 1980s; ex-Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe; and Nelson Mandela, who participated in the 1943 bus boycott in Alex. The series also includes footage of Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Dolly Rathebe, Thandi Klaasens, Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenye and many other prominent South Africans from Alexandra’s past. Also includes interviews with historians Noor Nieftagodien and Achille Mbembe. Extensive use is made of archival footage.
Devereux-Harris & Associates prod. SOLIDARITY FOREVER, a tribute to South African workers by South African artists
109 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R150
Recorded live at COSATU's 8th National Congress. Musicians include the COSATU Performing Band, POPCRU and SADTU choirs, Hugh Masekela, Bambata, Sibongile Khumalo, Vusi Mahlasela, Jabu Khanyile and Chicco Twala.
Dewil (M.M.) dir. RETRIBUTION,
79 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R285
A thriller about a a retired judge living an isolated cabin in the mountains who takes in a lost hiker, only to discover that the man is not really lost but is seeking revenge.
Dornford-May (M.) dir. BREATHE - UMPHEFUMLO,
88 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R455
Mark Dornford-May and members of the Isango Ensemble have adapted Puccini’s opera "La Bohème". The action has been transposed from 19th century Paris to present-day Khayelisha, and Puccini's Christmas celebrations have become the June 16 public holiday which commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising. The film follows a group of struggling artists, writers and actors, with one of them losing the battle against tuberculosis. Khayelitsha has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in the world.

The theatre company Isango Ensemble is based in Cape Town. The company was formed by director Mark Dornford-May and music director and singer Pauline Malefane in 2000, and draws performers from across the townships surrounding the city. The Isango Enseble also created the films "u-Carmen in Khayelitsha" and "Son of Man".
Dornford-May (M.) dir. SON OF MAN,
91 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R455
A re-telling of the life of Christ, set in contemporary South Africa
Dornford-May (M.) dir. U-CARMEN EKHAYELITSHA, 122 minutes, DVD
122 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R455
A re-telling of Bizet's opera, Carmen, set in the township of Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town, with actors and singers from the theatre and opera company, Dimpho Di Kopane. Pauline Malefane plays Carmen. Includes interviews with director Mark Dornford-May and co-writers and translators Pauline Malefane and Andiswa Kedama. The film won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.

In Xhosa, with English subtitles.
Drotksie (J.) et. al. prod. MK, die derde DVD
200 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2008. R145
A selection of music videos from the 2008 DSTV MK Awards, an annual national music poll and music video competition in which South Africa's best and worst music videos are chosen by public vote.

Includes videos by Fokofpolisiekar, Snotkop, Foto Na Dans, and many others.

Lyrics in English and Afrikaans.
Drotskie (J.) & Edward (V.) comp. MK, die tweede DVD
173 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R145
A selection of music videos from the 2007 DSTV MK Awards, an annual national music poll and music video competition, in which South Africa's best and worst music videos are chosen by public vote.

Includes videos by Snotkop, Foto Na Dans, Parlotones, Fokofpolisiekar, and many others.

Lyrics in English and Afrikaans.
45 minutes, DVD, , 1988. R250
Archival footage from the Mzanzi Afrika Film Collection that documents several of the unsolved assassinations of anti-apartheid activists that ttok place during the 1980s.
Edkins (D.) & Vehkalahti (I.) STEPS BY STEPS, the making of the "Steps for the Future" documentary series
220 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, South Africa, 2008. R165
Details the proces of making the 38 award-winning films for the "Steps for the Future" documentary film project, which deals with the problem of HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Includes a 200 minute DVD with eight of the films.
Edward (V.) & Drotskie (J.) comps. SNOTKOP, spring lewendig
68 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R145
A live performance by punk rocker Snotkop (Francois Henning), formerly known as the kwaito singer, Lekgoa.

Lyrics in English and Afrikaans.
Eilers (P.) dir. ROEPMAN, (The Callman)
115 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R230
A feature film based on the Jan van Tonder novel with the same title. Set in 1966, it is about a young boy's coming of age in a village of railway workers in apartheid South Africa.

In Afrikaans, with English subtitles.
El-Tahri (J.) dir. BEHIND THE RAINBOW,
138 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R170
Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri's documentary covers South Africa's political history after 1975 by focusing on the internal struggles and challenges faced by the ANC as it transforms itself from a liberation movement into the ruling party.

Includes interviews with Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, Mac Maharaj, Pallo Jordan, Terror Lekota, Ronnie Kasrils and Kgalema Motlanthe.
Else (S.) dir. MODDER EN BLOED,
151 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R265
A feature film set in 1901 during the Anglo-Boer War. It tells the story of a Boer farmer who is captured and sent to a British Prisoner of War camp on St. Helena Island where, in a gamble to save a young boy's life, the prisoners challenge their British captors to a game of rugby.

The film's protagonist is loosely based on Douglas "Sommie" Morkel, who went on to captain the first Springbok rugby side in 1906 against the British and Irish Lions.

In Afrikaans, with English subtitles.
Engle (D.) & Suvanjieff (I.) dir. CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT, Desmond Tutu's South African story
92 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R185
A documentary on the life of Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Archbishop of the Church of the Province of South Africa.
Fabian (A.) dir. SKIN,
102 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R165
A feature film based on the life of Sandra Laing, an Afrikaner child born with dark skin to white parents unaware of the black ancestry in 1950s South Africa. At the age of ten Sandra is examined by apartheid state officials, reclassified as "coloured" and expelled from her "whites-only" boarding school.

"Of the innumeralbe untold family tragedies that followed the imposition of the racist restrictions of the apartheid regime, the story of Sandra Laing is one of the most devastating. 'Skin' tells her story with deep compassion and, for all its starkness and tragedy, it is a work of great beauty and inspiration." Barry Ronge, The Sunday Times (South Africa)

The film won twelve international film awards, including the Jury Award for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best South African Film at the 7th Annual Tri Continental Film Festival and Best Independent Film at the 3rd Annual MAE Awards.
Farr (S.) dir. LOVE, COMMUNISM, REVOLUTION & RIVONIA, Bram Fischer's story
80 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R440
The biography of Afrikaner Bram Fischer (1908-1975), South African Communist Party member who led the defence team at the Rivonia Trial. In 1966 he was convicted on counts of violating the Suppression of Communism Act and conspiracy to commit sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Includes interviews with George Bizos, Martin Meredith, Hilda Bernstein, Hugh Lewin, Denis Goldberg, Nadine Gordimer, Ahmed Kathrada, Blade Nzimande, and Ruth Rice and Ilse Wilson, Bram Fischer's two daughters.

Winner of the Best South African Documentary Audience Awards, 2007 Encounters Documentary Festival.
Ferris (S.) & (L.) dirs. ELDORADO,
65 minutes, DVD, , . R250
A feature film about four boys growing up in the 1980s and 1990s in Eldorado Park, a Coloured township south of Johannesburg, and the daily challenges they face.

Filmakers Against Racism REFLECTING ON XENOPHOBIA, humanity, tolerance, dignity
195 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R320
Filmakers Against Racism (FAR) is an initiative launched in May 2008 in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. This DVD features a collection of their short films:
AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS ALEX AKA ALEX directed by Danny Turken (24 min)
Captures the rising tensions in Alexandra township prior to the outbreak of xenophobic violence.

ANGELS ON OUR SHOULDERS directed by Andy Spitz (24 min)
A documentary on a group of Zimbabwean teachers in South Africa trying to establish some structure for themselves and their children after the attacks.

TWO CAMPS directed by Rehad Desai & Arya Lalloo (24 min)
Documents the struggles and fears of the residents of two transient refugee camps.

NOWHERE ELSE TO GO directed by Tumi Moroka (12 min)
A documentary on Jeppe police station which became a refugee camp overnight.

MARTINE AND THANDEKA directed by Xoliswa Sithole (24 min)
Two women speak about being attacked.

THE BURNING MAN directed by Adze Ugah (24 min)
A film on Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave, the Mozambican national who was burnt to death by a xenophobic mob.

CONGO MY FOOT directed by Okepne Ojang, Kyle O'Donoghue & Miki Redelinghuys (24 min)
Features the members of Tino La Musica, a Congolese band based in Cape Town scattered by the attacks.

BARAKA - BLESSING directed by Omelga Mthiyane & Riaan Hendricks (24 min)
Follows the foreign shop owners in Masiphumelele as they return to the township after the community publicly apologized.

ASIKHUMLUME - LET'S TALK directed by Richard Green (15 min)
A group of once exiled jazz musicians discuss xenophobia and how they were once welcomed across Africa.

52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, (2003). R265
A documentary that traces the social history of Table Mountain. Narrated by Gcina Mhlope.

Hoerikwaggo is the Khoi Khoi name for Table Mountain and means "mountain of the sea" or "sea mountain".
59 minutes, DVD, , 1994. R175
An award-winning documentary about three Robben Island prisoners, Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Clement Zulu and James Mange, and their first year of freedom.
Forbes (D.) dir. THE CRADOCK FOUR,
92 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R
A documentary on the assassination of schoolteacher, community leader and political activist Matthew Goniwe and three comrades, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkonto and Sicelo Mhlauli, by the security forces on 27 June 1985.

Matthew Goniwe developed effective civic organisations, the Cradock Youth Association and the Cradock Resident's Association, organised for the United Democratic Front, and worked underground for the South African Communist Party and Umkhoto we Siswe. The alternative township structures he created, which led to Cradock becoming a "liberated zone", were copied in townships throughout South Africa. His work drove the security forces to order his "permanent removal from society". The funeral for "the Cradock Four", where the flags of the ANC, SACP and UDF were prominently displayed, marked a turning point in the struggle for liberation. On the same day the apartheid state declared a state of emergency. In 1996 seven men, who admitted to being involved in these murders, applied for amnesty to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Six of them were denied amnesty but no charges have ever been laid.
Forbes (D.) dir. THE LONG TEARS, a Ndebele story
52 minutes, DVD, , 1988. R165
David Forbes spent five years filming the daily lives and traditions of a Ndebele family. Francina Ndimande and her daughter, Angelina, are internationally recognised mural artists. The film also covers Francina's son's and granddaughter's initiations and Francina's husband, Mjanyelwa, a senior elder who advised four generations of kings, speaks about Ndebele history.
Foster (C.) & (D.) dir. THE NATURE OF LIFE, Africa's search for a sustainable future
52 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R265
A documentary on climate change that focuses on South African and southern African realities and highlights unique solutions coming out of Africa. Includes interviews with researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Energy at Stellenbosch University and features the Darling Wind Farm Project, solar-thermal farms in the Kalahari, existing eco-villages and South Africa's electric car, the Joule.

Winner of the Prize of Hope at the International Festival of Sustainable Development FIlms
Foster (C.) & Forster (D.) dir. MY HUNTER'S HEART,
79 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R275
A documentary that follows younger members of the Khomani San of the Southern Kalahari on a journey to try and recapture some of the ancient knowledge and skills of their ancestors.

Craig and Damon Foster are also the directors of the award-winning documentary on the San, "The Great Dance, a hunter's tale" (2000).
Fox (R.) dir. LONG STREET,
93 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R165
A feature film about a relationship between a young recovering drug addict and her mother. Filmed in Cape Town. Stars the late Busi Mhlongo.
Fox (R.) dir. THE FLYER,
91 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R140
A feature film about a young coloured boy saved from living on the streets of Cape Town by an old trapeze artist who introduces him into the world of trapeze flying.

This film won three director awards at the Panafricana Festival in Rome and a best film award at Giffoni-Hollywood Film Festival.
Freimond (C.) dir. GUMS & NOSES, a black comedy about white powder
89 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R130
A black comedy about cocaine and the world of advertising. This film won the Best Feature Film Award at the Apollo Film Festival.

Freimond (C.) dir. JOZI,
107 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R195
A comedy about a successful comedy writer living in Johannesburg who has lost his sense of humour and developed a bad drug habit. Written and directed by Craig Freimond, director of the film "Gums & Noses".
Freimond (C.) dir. MATERIAL,
94 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R285
A family drama about a young Muslim man called Cassim Kaif who works in his father's material shop. Cassim's dream of becoming a comedian brings him into conflict with his devout father, who plans to hand the family business over to his only son. The film is set in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, stars doctor-comedian, Riaad Moosa, and features South African comedians Nick Rabinowitz, Joey Rasdien and Mel Miller.

"What makes 'Material' stand out in the array of South African films is that it changes the game." Barry Ronge, Sunday Times

"...will probably become a landmark in SA cinema." Peter Wilhelm, Financial Mail.

Gabriel (I.) dir. FORGIVENESS,
113 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R160
"A landmark South African film." Barry Ronge

Stars Arnold Vosloo who plays a South African policeman granted amnesty by the TRC, Denise Newman and Quanita Adams, who play the family of one of his victims.
Gabriel (I.) dir. FOUR CORNERS,
114 mins, DVD, , 2013. R265
A feature film about a reformed prison gang general, a policeman, and gang leader, a surgeon back from London and thirteen year old boy, all caught in the Number Gang Wars of the 26s and the 28s in the Cape Flats of Cape Town.

"Ground-breaking, gutsy, provocative. A South African reality never seen on film before." Leon van Nierop
Geldenhuys (O.) dir. BEING PAVAROTTI,
48 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R145
A documentary about Elton, a thirteen-year-old boy from the township bordering Hermanus, a small seaside town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, popular with tourists for whale sightings. His love of opera music begins after he receives a tape by Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The film follows Elton and his opera-loving friends as they journey from being enthusiastic imitators of Pavarotti to performing at open-air festivals and concerts to becoming eager students of operatic form, taught by opera singers and teachers from nearby Cape Town.
Geldenhuys (O.) dir. GRIETJIE VAN GARIES, how does one tell the tale of a subversive angel?
48 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R215
A documentary about singer Grandma Gretel Adams, aka Ta'Gretel of Garies, winner of the 2006 Reconciliation Award. Grandma Gretel, who lived in Garies in the Northern Cape, continued to sing and participate in "rieldanse" into her 70s. She made her first CD at the age of 76. She died in 2014.
Geldenhuys (O.) dir. HERE BE DRAGONS,
86 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R295
A documentary on the life of human rights lawyer, George Bizos, one of the lawyers who represented Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu in both the Treason and Rivonia Trials. In 1994 he was appointed to the Judicial Services Commission to recommend candidates for judicial office and reforms to the judicial system. He appeared at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission representing the families of Steve Biko, Chris Hani and the Cradock Four (Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkonto and Sicelo Mhlawuli). In 2004 he represented Morgan Tsvangirai, who was charged with high treason by the Zimbabwean government.

Odette Geldenhuys is a lawyer and former colleague of Bizos.
Geldenhuys (O.) dir. THE SHORE BREAK,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R230
A documentary about the struggle over mining rights in the Amadiba area on South Africa's Wild Coast, where the Pondo people have lived for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, opposes a titanium-mining proposal and the government's controversial plan to build a tolled highway and fights to protect the environment on which her people's livelihood and culture depend while Madiba, her cousin, supports both the proposal and the highway, believing development will bring jobs, schools and hospitals.

This film won Audience Choice Awards at the 2015 Encounters International Documentary Film Festival and the 2015 Durban International Film Festival and Best Feature Length Dcoumentary at the 2015 Festival du Film d'Environnement in France.
Ginzberg (A.) dir. SOFT VENGEANCE, Albie Sachs and the new South Africa
70 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R560
A documentary about lawyer, writer, and anti-apartheid activist Albie Sachs. As a young lawyer Albie Sachs defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. He was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured, and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, and lost his right arm and sight in one eye. On the release of Nelson Mandela he returned to South Africa, helped write the new Constitution, and was appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court.
Greene (T.) dir. BOY CALLED TWIST,
111 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R95
An adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, "Oliver Twist", the film tells the story of an orphaned boy living on the streets in Cape Town. Winner of Best Feature at the 2005 Apollo Film Festival.

Includes an interview with director Tim Greene.
Greene (T.) dir. SKEEM,
112 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R275
An action-comedy set in a rundown holiday resort. Two small-time crooks run into trouble when their box full of stolen money splits open and the other greedy holidaymakers begin to plot against each other to get their hands on the stash.

This film won the Audience's Choice Award at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

"Funny, zippy and entertaining, Skeem is putting South African comedy on the international stage." Yusuf Omar, Sunday Independent

Tim Greene also directed the film "Boy Called Twist".
Gregory (R) & Greeff (D.) dirs. CRUMBS, toppling the bread cartel
57 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R250
In 2006, Imraahn Mukaddam, an independent bread distributor in Cape Town, exposed a cartel of South Africa’s major bread companies. This documentary records Imraahn's continuing fight against the manufacturing companies and his first victory in the courts, which ushered in a new precedent of Class Action Suits in South Africa.
Gregory (R.) dir. BOERE OP DIE AARDS DREMPEL, the Boers at the end of the world
83 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R320
In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is a small community that speaks Afrikaans. After the destruction of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) 600 Boers left South Africa to start a new life. Today, only a few dozen still speak the language and struggle to keep their culture alive. While some continue the lifestyle of their forefathers, others embrace modern Argentina. This documentary is a portrait of the community and follows one family on a visit to relatives in South Africa.

In Afrikaans, with English, Afrikaans and Spanish subtitles.

This documentary won SAFTA's (South African Film and Television Awards) for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Design.
Groenewald (L.) dir. LOVE AND THE BULLDOZERS,
24 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R140
This film documents the return of the first District Six residents to their land in 2004. It also provides a brief history of District Six, focusing especially the role religious leaders, the churches and the mosques played in resisting forced removals.
Grunewald (R.) dir. THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY, recovery is not skin deep
60 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R205
A documentary about the Africa Mercy Ship, a hospital ship providing free surgeries to the poor of West Africa. The film interweaves the stories of three Beninese children in need of life-changing surgery with that of Dr Tertius Venter, a South African who spends nine months of the year on the ship, away from his wife and family.

Director Ryley Grunewald won Best Cinematographer of a Documentary and Best Director of a Documentary at the 2012 South African Film and Television Awards.
Hardie (W.) dir. SEARCHING FOR MERMAIDS IN THE KAROO, a journey along a mythical trail
48 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2008. R185
A documentary about a road trip from Cape Town through the Karoo following a trail of indigenous stories, sightings, fossils and San rock art relating to a local legend about a Karoo mermaid.

Includes a 35 pp. colour travel guide and a map.
Hay (R.) dir. BAD COMPANY,
86 minutes, DVD, , 1975. R70
A feature film set in a black township about a young man who falls under the influence of two streetwise "tsotsis"(gangsters). In Zulu with English subtitles.
Henderson (J.), Mokoena (T.) & Rundle (D.) dir. MY VOTE IS MY SECRET,
60 minutes, DVD, , 1995. R440
A documentary on the 1994 elections in South Africa.

The three fimmakers followed the voting in an Inkatha-controlled hostel, in a garment factory, in a school for farm labourers' children, and alongside an ANC spokesperson in Kagiso township.
Hendricks (B.) dir. OM TE SURVIVE IS DO OR DIE,
50 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R175
A thriller about Cape Flats gangs and drugs directed by poet Billy Hendricks, who also stars in the film.
Hendricks (R.) dir. A FISHERMAN'S TALE,
26 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R180
Riaan Hendricks's meditation on his father's life as a fisherman in Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
48 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R220
Capetonian Riaan Hendricks interviews people living in his home town who are struggling to survive and adjust to life under an ANC government. It has nothing to do with current xenophobic attacks or with Somalians.
Hermanus (O.) dir. SHIRLEY ADAMS,
91 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R180
A feature film set in Mitchells' Plain, Cape Town, about a courageous woman struggling to cope after her son is paralysed in a random shooting.

This film won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress awards at the 2010 South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS), as well as the Golden Unicorn Best Feature Film Prize at the 29th Amiens Film Festival in France.
Hermanus (O.) dir. SKOONHEID,
100 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R230
A feature film about a white, middle-aged, married, Afrikaans-speaking man who becomes dangerously obsessed with a family-friend's son.

The first Afrikaans-language film at Cannes, it won the Queer Palm at the 2011 festival.

In Afrikaans, with English subtitles.
Hersov (J.) & de Fay (S.) dir. HEAVEN'S HERDS, Nguni cattle - Nguni people
75 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R220
Documentary on Nguni cattle, the hardy breed indigenous to southern Africa, and the economic, social and spiritual role they play in the lives of the Nguni people, especially the amaZulu. Includes footage of a number of ceremonies in which cattle play an important role. Narrated by Prof. Pitika Ntuli, who grew up in the Nkandla district in Zululand and herded cattle as a boy.
Hickson (D.) dir. BEAT THE DRUM,
101 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R140
A feature film about an orphan who leaves his village for Johannesburg in search of his uncle and the truth about the mysterious illness that is killing his people.
Hofmeyr (G.) dir. JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD,
94 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1986. R130
A film based on the novel by Percy Fitzpatrick.
Hofmeyr (G.) dir. MAMA JACK,
100 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R110
A comedy about the misadventures of a man who disguises himself as a black woman, Mama Jack, written by and starring Leon Schuster.
91 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R195
A comedy in which Schuks Tshabalala (Leon Schuster) and Shorty (Alfred Ntombela), producers of a survival guide to South Africa for tourists visiting the country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, show a group of tourists what life in South Africa is like.
Hood (G.) dir. TSOTSI,
91 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R170
A feature film based on the novel, "Tsotsi" by Athol Fugard. The film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006. A second DVD includes a short documentary on the making of the film, interviews with director Gavin Hood and members of the cast and footage of their return to South Africa aftewr winning an Oscar.
Hooper (T.) dir. RED DUST,
106 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R95
A feature film set during South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, based on the novel by Gillian Slovo.

This film won the Audience Award at the Miami International FIlm Festival and the Special Jury Award at the International Film Festival of India.
Innes (B.) dir. SINK,
111 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R320
A feature filma about a domestic worker from Mozambique whos daughter drowns while under the care of her South African employer.
Irving (A.) dir. BEHIND AN AFRICAN MASK, a search for Africa's forgotten past
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, No Date. OUT OF PRINT
Explores the theory presented by Dr. Cyril Hromnik, amongst others, that the mariners of ancient India sailed to southern Africa in search of gold, influencing the culture and religion of the region.
Jacobs (S.) dir. DISGRACE,
114 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R165
A feature film based on the novel by J.M.Coetzee.

"This chilly film gets surprisingly close to the tone of Coetzee's precise prose." Philip French, The Observer

"The visionary gravity of J.M.Coetzee's Booker-winning novel is perhaps untranslatable to the screen, but Steve Jacob's film is a very creditable try. A bold one too, in casting John Malkovich, the lizard king, as the lead." Anthony Quinn, The Independent

This film was awarded the Prize of the International Critics at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jones (S.P.N.) dir. UMBILICAL CORDS,
54 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R240
A documentary, filmed over five years, in which Sarah Ping Nie Jones explores the complex relationship she has with her mother, and how this is mirrored in the way two of her women friends and their mothers do or don't relate.
Jooste (R.) dir. CAPTOR AND CAPTIVE, the story of Danger Ashipala and Johan van der Mescht
62 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R200
In 1978, Johan van der Mescht, a South African army conscript was captured by Danger Ashipala, a guerilla fighting for Namibian independence and held as a prisoner of war in Angola before being exchanged for a Russian spy in 1982. This film covers van der Mescht's meeting with Ashipala in 2009.
Joshua (D.) dir. NOEM MY SKOLLIE, (Call Me Thief)
144 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R350
A feature film set on the Cape Flats in the 1960s about a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail. Based on the life story of the scriptwriter, John Fredericks.

The film won Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film (South Africa)
at the 2017 Rapid Lion South African International Film Festival. It was also South Africa's official entry for Foreign Film category of the 2017 Oscars.
109 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R375
A documentary about the Eoan Group, a cultural organisation for the coloured community of Cape Town founded in District Six in 1933 by Helen Southern-Holt. The group performed opera, ballet and drama and from the 1950s to the 1970s was very popular, but because of South African's racial policies, could not perform with white opera and ballet companies. The film includes rare archival footage of District Six and interviews with several members of Eoan.
Kaganof (A.) dir. DECOLON I SING WITS, an act of epistemic disobedience
90 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R360
A documentary about how the student-driven movement to decolonize South African universities is being undertaken at the University of the Witwatersrand. It follows a group of Economic Freedom Front (EFF) student league members and features Vice Chancellor Adam Habib and Vuyani Pambo.
Kaganof (A.) dir. FROM ASSIMILATION TO OCCUPATION, opening Stellenbosch
101 minutes, DVD, , (2015). R365
This film documents the debates and decision-making processes behind the formation of the Open Stellenbosch student collective at Stellenbosch University. The collective insists that the university publicly acknowledge the central role that it played in the conceptualisation, implementation and maintenance of apartheid and is active in the student uprising on campus.
Kaganof (A.) dir. METALEPSIS IN BLACK, a document of complicity
99 mins, DVD, , 2016. R365
A documentary about the #RhodesMust Fall and #FeesMustFall movement initiated by university students in South Africa.
Kaganof (A.) dir. SMS SUGARMAN,
79 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R159
A feature film about a pimp and three prostitutes on Christmans Eve, shot entirely on mobile phone cameras.
Kahlmeyer (B.) dir MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI, a documentary
75 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R309
Shot during the 2010 World Cup, this film documents the Mtsweni family's daily life in Extension 11, one of the poorest districts in Mamelodi, a township outside Pretoria.

Benjamin Kahlmeyer is a young German filmmaker. "Meanwhile in Mamelodi" is his first feature documentary.
80 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R160
A film of the play "Nothing but the Truth" by the famous South African actor and writer John Kani, who directed the film and plays the lead role.

The film won numerous awards, including a Silver Stallion Award at the Pan African Film Festival and Television Awards at Ouagadougou (Fespaco) and Best African Film at the 2009 Milan African Film Festival.
Kaplan (K.) dir. 90 PLEIN STREET,
315 minutes, 2 DVDs, , 2007. R620
A 13-part South African television drama series set in South Africa's democratic parliament. The action revolves around a central character, Dineo Mkgatho, MP, and her struggles to balance her personal and political life.
56 minutes, DVD, , 1994. R150
A documentary on the life of Chris Hani, assassinated in April 1993. The film includes archival footage and interviews with Hani's family, Jeremy Cronin, Raymond Mhlaba, Joe Slovo, Govan Mbeki, Thabo Mbeki, Joe Modise, Tokyo Sexwale and Essop Pahad, as well as recorded interviews with Hani himself.
Kaplan (M.) dir. BETRAYAL,
55 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R275
Documentary on Nokuthula Simelane who disappeared in Johannesburg in 1983 while on a mission for the ANC. Includes interviews with her family and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
Kaplan (M.) dir. ROOTS CALLING,
55 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R180
A documentary on two South African jazz musicians, singer Pinise Saul and guitarist Lucky Ranku, who left South Africa for Britain in the mid-1970s and subsequently performed together all over the world. Because their music was linked to ANC cultural activities they were banned and could not return home. Thrity years later the producers of this film brought them back to Cape Town on a visit.

Filmed in Cape Town and London.
50 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R180
A documentary about Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele and the work they do together to further reconciliation in South Africa and around the world through the Lindi Fourie Foundation.

In 1993 Ginn Fourie's 23-year-old daughter Lyndi was killed in the Heidelberg Tavern Massacre in Cape Town. Nine years later, Ginn met Letlapa Mphahlele, former Director of Operations of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA), the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), and the man who had ordered the attack.
Kell (D.) & Nizza (C.) dir. DEAR MANDELA,
93 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R445
A film that documents the struggles of South Africa's informal settlement movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, Zulu for "Residents of the Shacks". Abahlali baseMjondolo challenged the constitutionality of the Slums Act in the Constitutional Court, and won. Features S'bu Zikode, President of Abahlali baseMjondolo, and three extraordinary young members of the movement, Mnikelo Mdabankulu,Zama Ndlovu and Mazwi Nzimande.

This film won Best South African Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival.

"Filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza sensitively capture how everyday life in an informal settlement intersects with the threat of eradication. 'Dear Mandela' touches us with the doubts, fears, reflections and courage of members of the Abahlali shack dwellers movement in Durban in their resolve to defend a new democracy against its custodians' resort to apartheid era legislation against informal settlements. In the depth of the backlash that the Kennedy Road community endured, this documentary leaves us with questions that few have dared to ask about the new South Africa." Marie Huchzermeyer, author of "Cities with 'Slums'"
Key (L.) dir. BEARING WITNESS, 30 years of The Market Theatre
50 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R295
A documentary on the history of The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Includes interviews with Mannie Manim, Janice Honeyman, Vanessa Cooke, John Kani, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Sir Anthony Sher, William Kentridge, Marius Weyers, Gcina Mhlope, WInston Nthsona, Lara Foot-Newton, Clare Stopford, and many others.
Key (L.) dir. DISTANT COUSINS, healing power of nature
24 minutes, DVD, Cape Town, 2008. R295
Documents the relationship quadraplegic painter Kat Jagoe-Davies and her husband Bryan Davies developed with a troop of baboons in Pringle Bay.
Key (L.) dir. KAROO KITAAR BLUES, David Kramer's South African musical journey
90 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R145
A documentary that follows David Kramer as he travels into Namaqualand and the Great Karoo in search of guitarists, violinists, piano accordionists and mouth organ players who play the almost forgotten Afrikaans folk music, which David Kramer describes as "Karoo Blues". This music, played by shepherds and sheep shearers who are descendants of the Quena people, is a blend of indigenous and colonial influences. He invited nine of these musicians to Cape Town where they recorded their music and performed at the Baxter Theatre.
Key (L.) dir. REWIND,
50 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R295
A documentary based on "Rewind, a cantata for voice, tape and testimony" created in 2006 by composer Philip Miller to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In his composition Philip Miller integrates extracts of recorded testimony from TRC hearings as part of the music and as libretto. In her film Liza Key uses footage from a performance of the cantata filmed at the Market Theatre in 2008, news archive, an interview with Philip Miller and interviews with some of the victims and perpetrators included in the cantata.
Key (L.) dir. THE FURIOSUS,
51 minutes, DVD, , 1999. R295
A documentary on the life of Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who assassinated Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in 1965.

Includes interviews with Gerard Shaw, Helen Suzman, Wilhelm Verwoerd, Breyten Breytenbach, David Bloomberg, Judge Wilfred Cooper and Jaap Marais.
Kingwill (H.) dir. BURIED IN EARTHSKIN, uncovering the hidden impact of South African's nuclear energy decisions
50 minutes, DVD, 2009, . R140
A documentary on the impact of nuclear power and the search for alternatives. Helena Kingwill visits the nuclear waste dump site in Namaqualand and interviews people of the Nama-Khoi tribe who live nearby. She also visits Pelindaba, the nuclear research centre near Pretoria, and speaks to officials about waste disposal. Includes interviews with Mike Kantey from the Coalition Against Nuclear Energy, Buyelwa Sonjica, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, Tony Stott of Eskom, Derick Elbrecht from the National Union of Mineworlers, economist Patrick Bond and Dr Harald Winkler from the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town.
Kohl (R.) prod. LIRA, live in concert, a celebration
148 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R175
Songwriter and singer Lira recorded and filmed live at Carnival City, Johannesburg, on 21 August 2009.
Also includes a 26 minute documentary, "The Making Of: Lira's story", and three music videos.

At the 15th Annual MTN South African Music Awards Lira won Best Female Solo Artist, Best Adult Contemporary (English), Remix of the Year and Album of the Year for "Soul in Mind".
Kraak (G.) dir. PROPERTY OF THE STATE, gay men in the apartheid army
52 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R240
This documentary on the experiences of gay men in South Africa's apartheid army includes interviews with Damon Galgut, Anthony Akerman, Matthew Krouse and Sir Anthony Sher.

"What is impressive is its rich visual and emotional colourings, its unhysterical pace and tone, its intellectual and emotional depth, interspersed with considerable verve and humour" Judge Edwin Cameron
108 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R145
A recording of David Kramer's show, "Songbook", created as a tribute to his friend and songwriting partner Taliep Petersen, who was murdered in 2007. The show features some of the most famous songs from the seven musicals David Kramer and Taliep Petersen wrote together between 1986 and 2007.
L'Atelier Varan de Johannesburg (dir.) SOUTH AFRICAN CHRONICLES,
107 minutes, DVD, , 1998. R140
An award-winning collective film made by twelve young South African filmmakers from different communities in which they document the daily violence of the apartheid system. This film was made during one of the training courses L'Atelier Varan ran in Johannesburg in the mid-1980s.

L'Atelier Varan is an association of professional filmmakers based in Paris who run hands-on courses in documentary filmmaking across the world.
Laufer (M.) & (E.) dirs. ONE DAY AFTER PEACE,
86 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R255
In March 2002 Israeli reservist David Damelin was shot dead by Palestinian sniper Thaer Hamad in the West Bank. David's mother, Robi Damelin, attempts to initiate a dialogue with Thaer, now serving a life sentence. When she is rejected she decides to return to South Africa, where she was born, in the hope that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can help her understand the nature of forgiveness. This films documents her journey.

Features Desmond Tutu, APLA military director Letlapa Mphahlele, who ordered the Heidelberg Tavern bombing, Ginn Fourie, the mother of one of the victims, and Adriaan Vlok, the last Nationalist Party Minister of Law and Order.
Lawson (L.), Tilley (B.), Dworkin (L.), Hamilton (C.) & Molete (M.) dir. ULIBAMBE LINGASHONI, (Hold Up the Sun)
5 x 52 minutes, DVDs, , 1992. R1060
A five episode documentary on the history of the African National Congress and its struggle to end apartheid, from its beginnings in 1912 to 1990. Includes archival footage, photographs, music, and interviews with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, and others.

Episode 1: Roots of the Struggle, 1912-1948
Episode 2: Enter the Masses, 1949-1958
Episode 3: Submit or Fight, 1958-1969
Episode 4: The New Generation, 1968-1983
Episode 5: Not the Kings and Generals, 1983-1990
le Grange (E.) dir. 'N POT VOL WINTER,
88 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R130
An Afrikaans film based on the novel by Maretha Maartens, about how a teenage girl reacts to her parents' divorce.
le Roux (G.), Gysae-Edkins (M.) & van der Merwe (K.) dir. WHO'S NEWS?, women and the media
25 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1999. R265
Members of Women's Media Watch - community workers, lesbian activists, academics, polititians, sexworkers, women with disabilities and survivors of rpae and domestic violence - discuss how women are portrayed in the South African media and the changes that need to be made.
Lewis (J.) dir. BROTHERS IN ARMS,
83 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R265
A documentary on Ronal Humboldt, the only South African to fight in the Cuban Revolution. Filmed in South Africa, Cuba and Angola.
Lewis (J.) dir. GONIWE'S CALLING,
24 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R265
A documentary about Goniwe Stuurman, a gay man from Langa undergoing training as a sangoma.
Lewis (J.) dir. SANDO TO SAMANTHA, aka The Art of Dikvel
52 minutes, DVD, , 1999. R265
A docu-drama that combines interview mateiral and drama to tell the story of Sando Willemse, aka Samantha Fox, a drag queen from Bonteheuwel in Cape Town. While a member of the South African Defence Force, Sando was tested for HIV without having given his permission. His positive status was disclosed to his entire squad and he was summarily discharged.

Lewis (J.) dir. SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION, to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories
48 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R265
Documents the 2008 visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories by a South African delegation that included Judge Edwin Cameron and AIDS activist Zackie Achmat.
48 minutes, DVD, , 1999. R265
Produced to encourage frank discussion about sex and sexuality amongst youth, the film looks at the impact of multiple concurrent partnerships, intergenerational and transactional sex, all of which contribute to the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Lewis (J.) dir. TAC - TAKING HAART,
97 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R355
This film documents the history of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the struggle for access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS, which united South Africans across ethnicity and class.
Lewis (J.) dir. TANIA RAISED US,
48 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R265
A documentary on the "horse and cart" people of Cape Town.
Lipman (J.) dir. COURTING JUSTICE,
70 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R360
A documentary on the women appointed judges in South Africa since 1994. Includes interviews with Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso, Judges of the Cape High Court Patricia Goliath and Tandazwa Ndita, Judge of the Johannesburg High Court Mathilde Masipa, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal Mandisa Maya, and Yvonne Mokgoro and Bess Nkabinde of the Constitutional Court.

Music by Philip Miller.
Lister (D.) dir. SOWETO GREEN,
90 minutes, DVD, , 1994. R70
A feature film about a former exile who returns to Soweto and a young white man who returns home with his black fiancée after studying abroad.
Little (B.) dir. FOKOFPOLISIEKAR, forgive them for they know not what they do
107 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R150
A documentary about the influential Afrikaans punk rock band from Bellville near Cape Town, Fokofpolisiekar (fuck-off-police-car), founded in 2003. The band, reviled by conservatives and embraced by Afrikaner youth, challenges the stigmas and expectations placed on them by their Afrikaner heritage.

The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.
Lottering (M.) HALLELUJAH!,
100 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R145
Award-winning Cape comic Marc Lottering's one man show, directed by David Kramer, filmed live at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town in 2007.
Loubser (J.) prod. SHORELINE II, discovering South Africa's coast
672 minutes, 4 x DVDs, , 2012. R365
Following on the first TV series, Shoreline II consists of 13 (x 48 minutes) episodes that explore the South African coastline, from the desert border with Namibia on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean to the border with Mozambique and the Indian Ocean. The series documents the flora and fauna, history and archaeology of each region.
Loveland (A.) dir. UNHINGED, surviving Jo'burg
52 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R50
A documentary about living in Johannesburg by events organiser, wedding DJ and first-time filmmaker Adrian Loveland.

Includes interviews with Ferial Haffajee, Justice Malala, Robbie Brozin, Victor Kgomoeswana and Denis Beckett, amongst others.
90 minutes, DVD, , 1994. R270
A documentary on the four-hundred year history of Robben Island. In the seventeenth century lunatics and lepers were banished to the island. In the 1960s it was turned into a high security prison. Includes interviews with Walter Sisulu, Neville Alexander, Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela, Steve Tshwete, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Patrick "Terror' Lekota, Eddie Daniels, Mac Maharaj, Tokyo Sexwale and warder James Gregory.
Maake (N.) dir. HOMECOMING,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R177
A feature film, cut from what was originally a mini-series for SABC, about three Umkhonto we Siswe (MK) soldiers who return home after years in exile and struggle to find their place in post-apartheid society. The film draws on the life experience of filmmaker and writer Zola Maseko, who was an MK soldier.
Magubane (V.) & Offer (E.) dir. COUNTING HEADZ, South Africa's sisters in hip hop
49 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R355
A documentary that explores South African hip hop culture through the stories of several women performers, especially Mc Chi, Dj Sistamatic and Smirk. Shot in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the film features original performance footage from Chi, Tia Anam, Godessa, Endz the Oneness, Nthabi, Cuba, Sis and Nicky.
74 minutes, DVD , , 2010. R355
An action comedy in the Kung Fu genre set in inner-city Johannesburg.
72 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R275
Filmed in 2000 this documentary chronicles the journey South African filmmaker Feizel Mamdoo and the late Dumisani Dlamini made to the "Festival of the Dhow Countries" in Zanzibar. The festival is a celebration of African, Indian and Arab cultures, brought together in Zanzibar by the dhow. In this way Dumisani, of African and Indian Tamil descent, and Feizel, of Muslim Indian descent, sought to better understand the relations between African and Indian in South Africa.
65 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1998. R250
A documentary about Mbuyisa Makhubu, the young student who carried the body of Hector Peterson after he was shot during the Soweto student uprising of June 16, 1976. Harassed by the security police after the photograph was published around the world, he went into exile, first to Botswana and then to Nigeria. His family last heard from him in 1978. He has been missing ever since.
March (D.) dir. iNUMBER NUMBER,
95 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R265
A thriller set in Johannesburg, about an honest undercover policeman who, after being cheated out of a promotion, crosses over to become part of a cash-in-transit heist gang.

This film features S’dumo Mtshali, winner of the TV talent show "Class Act", and Presley Chweneyagae, of "Tsotsi" fame.

"South Africa's Resevoir Dogs..." Leon van Nierop
"My favourite S.A. film of all time...Even better than 'Tsotsi'!" City Press
Markovitz (S.) prod. AFRICAN METROPOLIS, six stories from six African cities
92 mins., DVD, , 2014. R355
A compilation of six short fiction films set in six major African cities:
"Berea" (Johannesburg) dir. by Vincent Moloi (13 mins.)
"Homecoming" (Nairobi) dir. by Jim Chuchu (11 mins.)
"The Cave" (Cairo) dir. by Ahmed Ghoneimy (23 mins.)
"The Line Up" (Lagos) dir. by Polasakin Iwajomo (14 mins.)
"L'autre Femme/ The Other Woman" (Dakar) dir. by Marie Ka (13 mins.)
"To Repel Ghosts" (Abijan) dir. by Philippe Lacôte (21 mins.)
Marsh (D.) dir. DOLLARS & WHITE PIPES,
96 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R130
A film based on the life story of Bernie Baatjies from Hanover Park on the Cape Flats, who seeks to fulfill his dream of becoming like the character JR from the TV series Dallas.
Marshall (J.) dir. A KALAHARI FAMILY,
5 x 72 minutes, DVD, , 2002. OUT OF PRINT
A five-part series that documents fifty years in the life of the Ju/'hoan of Nyae Nyae in Namibia.
The series begins in 1951, when John Marshall first met Oma Tsamkxao and his extended family, and documents their lives as independent, self-sufficient hunter-gatherers. It continues through their experiences of dispossession, militarization and exploitation, and ends in 2001 with their attempts to establish viable farming methods.

Part 1. A Far Country
Part 2. End of the Road
Part 3. The Real Water
Part 4. Standing Tall
Part 5. Death by Myth

This series won a Jury Award at the Athens Film Festival, a Seahorse Award at the Moondance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award, Best in World Cinema, at the DC Independent Film Festival in Washington.
87 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1979. R130
An Afrikaans film based on the novel by P.G.du Plessis. Stars Alletta Bezuidenhout and Nic van Rensburg.
Masiyile Film Society OUR ENEMY IS SILENCE, gays and lesbians have human rights too
13 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R140
A documentary about attitudes towards gays and lesbians in Cape Town's black communities, made by the students of Masiyile Secondary School in Khayelitsha, a township outside Cape Town, with the assistance of The Bambelela Healing Art Foundation. The film was made after four men, accused of killing Khayelitsha lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana, were each sentenced to eighteen years in jail.
Matabane (K.) dir. A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY,
70 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R160
South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane travels across South Africa in a minibus taxi talking to the passengers and filming from inside the vehicle.

Khalo Matabane is also the director of the film "Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon".
80 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R95
A film, part-drama and part-documentary, that offers insight into the realities of displacement. Interwoven with the fictional story of a Somalian refugee are various interviews Khalo Matabane conducted with refugees and immigrants living in Johannesburg.
Matabane (K.) dir. STATE OF VIOLENCE,
76 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R185
A feature film about a successful Johannesburg businessman who sets out to kill his wife's murderer. This film won Best Film in a Foreign Language at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Matabane (K.) dir. WHEN WE WERE BLACK,
190 minutes, 2 x DVDs, , 2007. R230
A four-part mini-series produced for television, about a shy teenager who finds love during the 1976 student uprising in Soweto.
Mattera (T.) dir. MAX AND MONA,
100 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R120
A comedy about a young man with the unusual talent of being able to cry at funerals, who leaves his rural village for Johannesburg, where he hopes to become a doctor.

This film was named Best Screenplay at the 2004 Sithengi CT Wold Film Festival and won the Best New Film Award, Fespaco 2005.

Music by Philip Miller.
Mawuru (G.) dir. NERIA,
103 minutes, DVD, , 1993. R100
A feature film about a woman whose brother-in-law claims inheritance rights to her and her property according to African tradition after her husband dies. Starring Jesesi Mungoshi and Dominic Kanaventi.

Soundtrack by Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi.

This film won ten international awards including OAU award Carthage (Egypt) in 1991 and South Africa's MNET Awards for Best Actress, Best Music and Best Film in 1992.
Mbuli (M.) MZWAKHE MBULI, born free but everywhere in chains
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2001. R110
A collection of poems written and performed to music by Mzwakhe Mbuli.
30 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R140
A documentary of the life and work of Michael Lapsley.

Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand in 1949. An ordained priest, he arrived in South Africa in 1973 and soon began to speak out against apartheid. He was expelled from the country in 1976. He went first to Lesotho, where he joined the ANC, and then to Zimbabwe. In 1990 he was sent a letter bomb by the Civil Cooperation Bureau. He lost both hands and a eye in the blast, and was severely burnt. In 1993 he became chaplain of the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture, which assisted the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This work led to the establishment in 1998 of the Institute for the Healing of Memories (IHOM) in Cape Town. The Institute holds workshops in which victims of violence work through their trauma by telling their stories.
McKneally (G.) dir. PEACE BEYOND JUSTICE, the Gacaca courts of Rwanda
66 minutes, DVD, Institute for Justice & Reconciliation, , 2008. R150
A documentary on the Gacaca Courts, established in Rwanda in 2001 in the wake of the 1994 genocide. These courts are inspired by traditional cultural communal law enforcement procedures. The word "gacaca" means "on the grass" and the gatherings are literally on the grass, under trees. These courts do not deal with the main planners and instigators of the genocide but the followers and perpetrators. The cornerstone is confession.
Mdlalose (L.) dir. SKYF,
102 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R355
A comedy that interweaves the journeys of seven strangers, connected by their common addiction to cigarettes.
Merilainen-Amaumo (L.) dir FROM NAMIBIA WITH LOVE, a political love story
59 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R318
Finnish director Laura Merilainen-Amaumo documents the relationship between Anita, a Finnish woman who was sent to Africa as a missionary in the 1950s, and Salatiel, a Namibian theologian. The couple supported SWAPO, the Namibian liberation movement, but during the struggle made some difficult choices that led to a conflict with the SWAPO leadership, forcing them to flee Africa. They returned to Namibia in 1990.

Meyburgh (C.) dir. VIVA MADIBA, "a hero for all seasons"
95 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R130
A celebration of Nelson Mandela's life, made in the year he turned 90. Includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Pik Botha, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Helen Suzman, Mac Maharaj, Sydney Kentridge, George Bizos, Amina Cachalia, Jessie Duarte, and Francois Pienaar.
Meyer (D.) dir. DIE LAASTE TANGO,
110 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R195
An Afrikaans film about a burnt-out detective who escapes to a remote Karoo town and falls in love with a local woman dying of cancer, written and directed by thriller writer Deon Meyer.
Mezieres (D.) dir. SHOOTING BOKKIE,
72 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R165
A film about a South African filmmaker who tries to convince a film crew to help him make a documentary about a 13-year-old gangster assassin (a "bokkie") on the Cape Flats, but is forced to improvise.

This film won first prize at the Festival Africano di Milano, and Best South African Feature Film at the 24th Durban International Film Festival in 2003.
Miles (J.) OP 'N DAG 'N HOND,
253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R290
A novel about a man's life-changing encounter with a dog.

Johannes Daniel (John) Miles was born in 1938 in Port Elizabeth. He was a lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans and Nederlands at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since his retirement in 1998 he has lived on a farm near Nieuwoudtville. His novel "Kroniek Uit die Doofpot" (1991) was awarded the M-Net, CNA and Helgaard Steyn Prizes. In 1997 it was translated into English as "Deafening Silence". His other novels include "Voetstoots" and "Die Buiteveld".
Millin (D.) dir. MAJUBA,
94 minutes, DVD, , (1968) 2012. R75
An Afrikaans feature film about the Battle of Majuba Hill in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1881,based on the book, "Hill of Doves" by Stuart Cloete. Made in 1968.
Mistry (J.) dir. I MIKE WHAT I LIKE, let loose the word
50 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R215
Director Jyoti Mistry's film of poet Kgafela oa Magogodi's stage play of the same title. She combines footage of Magogodi performing his poems, Musawenkosi Xokelelo painting his canvases and Ernst Mothle playing the double bass with footage of Johannesburg.

"The film aimed to capture the viseral connection of the sound of words, its social and political commentary, with complimentary and contradictory images inspired by the city of Johannesburg and the paintings from the live performance." Jyoti Mistry
Mistry (J.) dir. WE REMEMBER DIFFERENTLY, a short film
26 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R135
A film about a mother and daughter coming to terms with their memories.

Associate Professor Jyoti Mistry teaches writing for experimental film and documentary at Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mokwena (L.) dir. SKHESHEKHESHE,
85 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R80
A comedy about a fake sangoma summoned by the traditional royal family to remove a bone stuck in the throat of the heir to the throne.
Moloi (V.) dir. MEN OF GOLD,
54 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R245
Documentary on the lives of two unemployed men on the streets of Johannesburg.
Morris (C.) dir. VUKA SIZWE BENEFIT CONCERT, honouring Busi Mhlongo
110 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
The SABC hosted the inaugural Vuka Sizwe Benefit Concert on 28 October 2007 at Old Jo'burg Park Station, Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg, in honour of singer Busi Mhlongo, who besides fighting breast cancer was also celebrating her 60th birthday. Through this concert the SABC sought to raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer, and to contribute to the establishment of a South African Social Security Trust Fund for Musicians.

Artists include Dumisile, Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Sibongile Khumalo, Dorothy Masuka, Gloria Bosman and Ray Phiri.

Filmed live for television.
Mukuna (T.I.) dir. CAPE TOWN - MOTHER CITY?,
36 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R195
Tresor Ilunga Mukuna investigates how homeless people in Cape Town see and experience the "Mother City".
Muteba (J.) dir. JESUS IN HILLBROW,
28 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R100
A film about a man sent to Hillbrow to preach the gospel to prostitutes, drug dealers and illegal immigrants.
Nataniël COMBAT,
120 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R330
Afrikaans entertainer Nataniël's stage production "Combat", that investigates and celebrates 'the uniform', filmed live in March 2011 at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor's Palace, Johannesburg.

Includes a backstage documentary.

In English and Afrikaans.
Ncayiyana (M.) dir. IZULU LAMI, My Secret Sky
96 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R130
A, award-winning feature film about two orphans who travel to the city to enter their dead mother's grass mat into a competition and end up being taken in by a gang of street children.

In Zulu, with English subtitles.
Nel (F.) dir. BOSVELDHOTEL, die moevie
92 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1982. R130
An Afrikaans film about two men who challenge a mining company. Stars Danie Smuts and Zack du Plessis.
Nikiwe (R.) dir. NOTHING FOR MAHALA,
97 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R185
A comedy drama about a young man whose extravagant lifestyle gets him into trouble with the law and sentenced to 200 hours community service at an old-age home. Stars Jamie Bartlett, Thapelo Mokoena and Marius Weyers.
Nkosi (E.) dir. THINA SOBABILI,
94 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R300
A feature film about the relationship between a brother and sister living in Alexandra township.
Nofal (E.) dir. KING HENDRIK,
91 minutes, DVD, , 1965. R75
A political comedy, made in 1965 and directed by Emil Nofal (1926-1986,) about the citizens of the town of Stellendam who declare themselves independent from the rest of South Africa.
Nogueira (H.) dir. INGRID JONKER, her lives and time...
150 minutes, DVD, , 2007. OUT OF PRINT
A documentary on the poet Ingrid Jonker (1933-1965). Includes interviews with Andre Brink, Jan Rabie, Majorie Wallace, Sir Laurens van der Post, Breyten Breytenbach, Revel Fox, Grethe Fox, James Matthews, Peter Clarke, Michael Cope, Erik Laubsher and James Matthews. Poetry read by Antjie Krog and Ingrid Jonker. Ingrid's diaries read by Aletta Bezuidenhout. Jack Cope diaries read by Graham Hopkins.

This film won the 2008 South African Film and Television Award for Best Documentary.
Ntshinga (T.) dir. EZETHU, indigenous Xhosa ceremonial songs and dances
40 minutes running time, DVD, , 2009. R215
A musical that celebrates Xhosa culture, created and produced by Prof. Nomvula Mtetwa, filmed at a performance at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town in April 2009.

In Xhosa. Includes a 14 pp. programme with English precis of the different scenes.
95 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R185
An Afrikaans drama based on the short story by Derick van der Walt, about a high school girl who resorts to begging to support her family when her father is arrested for fraud and her mother develops a drinking problem.
Oderson (K.) dir. THE UNSEEN ONES,
19 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R215
A documentary about 27 year old hip hop musician Legan Davids (aka Nico10long) who lives in Wesbank/Delft on the Cape Flats. His Afrikaans lyrics reflect his life experiences in a community suffering from the effects of rampant crime, poor education and chronic unemployment. Also includes a music video, "Vaderfiguur", in which Davids raps about trying to raise a young daughter while being unemployed.

Kurt Oderson's other films include "Definition of Freedom" and "Prodigal Son".
Ojang (O.), O'Donoghue (K.) & Redelinghuys (M.) dir. CONGO MY FOOT, the story of Tinolamusica, a Congolese band in Cape Town
30 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R95
A documentary about Mohamed Myamakala, a Congolese immigrant and manager of a Congolese Kwasa Kwasa band, Tinolamusica, in Cape Town. The film focuses on the effects of the 2008 xenophobic attacks on the lives of the band members.
Olivier (S.) dir. SHORELINES, discovering South Africa's coast
672 minutes, DVDs, , 2009. R325
A 14 (x 48 minutes) episode TV series that explores the nearly 2800 kilometers of South African coastline, from the Orange River in the west to the lake system of Kosi Bay in the east. The series documents the vastly diverse fauna and flora, as well as the histories, cultures and traditions of the different regions.
Opperman (D.) DONKERLAND, 158 jaar, 7 geslagte, 1 plaas
621 minutes, 4 x DVD, , 2015. R550
Donkerland is the third series in Deon Opperman's Afrikaner trilogy, after "Kruispad" and "Hartland". Set in Kwazulu-Natal on the farm Donkerland, it follows seven generations of the De Witt family, from 1838 to 1996. Each episode is set against the socio-political realities of the day, such the Great Trek, the Zulu Wars, the Anglo-Boer War, the Great Depression, the 1948 election, the Border War, the 1976 Soweto Uprising, and the transition to a democratic South Africa.

In Afrikaans.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Opperman (D.) KRUISPAD,
625 minutes, 4 x DVD, , 2014. R425
"Kruispad" is the first series in Deon Opperman’s major TV trilogy about the history of the Afrikaner nation in South Africa. It focuses on how Afrikaners dealt with the 1994 transition to democracy.

In Afrikaans.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Orderson (K.) dir. BREATHE AGAIN,
62 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R215
A documentary on Derrick Orderson, the director's uncle, who in 1986 swam 50m freestyle in a time of 25.81 seconds, 2 seconds under the world record at the time, but was prevented by apartheid laws from representing South Africa. The film also focuses on the role the South African Council on Sport (SACOS) played in drawing the world's attention to South Africa's discriminatory sporting practices.
Orderson (K.) dir. THE PRODIGAL SON,
64 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R230
Rastafarian filmmaker Kurt Orderson documents his journey to Barbados in 2007 to explore his ancestral roots. His great grandfather, Joseph Orderson, an emancipated slave who immigrated to Cape Town from the West Indies in the 1980s.
Orderson (K.) dir. VISIBLY INVISIBLE,
60 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R230
A film about the 2008 African History Week Festival in Oslo, Norway.

The African History Week is an annual cultural festival that takes place in Norway every year. Africans from the continent and the Diaspora use music, film, dance, poetry and workshops to celebrate African history, culture and identity. Features musicians Tlokwe Sehume from South Africa and Bonga from Angola.
Pakleppa (R.) dir. PATHS TO FREEDOM,
105 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R420
A documentary on the birth of Namibia's armed struggle against South Africa. The film looks at the conditions in Namibia that led to young men and women taking up arms, especially the impact of the contract labour system. It also records the personal stories of some of the early freedom fighters and how the armed struggle intensified after the SADF attack on the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) base at Omugulugwombashe in 1966.

With music by Philip Miller.

Richard Pakleppa was born in Namibia in 1961. In order to avoid conscription into the South African army, he left for Europe after completing his schooling in 1978. He worked as a camera assistant and studied Philosophy and Theatre Science in Munich. On his return he settled in Cape Town where he did a post graduate degree in African studies while producing political theatre and activist videos. In 1990, he began producing documentaries: "Whose Land ?", "Tears of Blood", "Those Glowing Eyes", and many more. In 1993, he formed the Namibian film and production company, On Land Productions, together with producer/director Bridget Pickering.
Pakleppa (R.) dir. TASTE OF RAIN,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R355
A feature film about a young woman on a farm in the Namib desert during a severe drought.

"Taste of Rain is a film about being stripped down to raw essentials and about searching for love. The sun and heat and the desert world are forces/characters which take the people in this story to intense places. But the landscape also creates the people in it. And it mirrors what they feel. " Richard Pakleppa

Richard Pakleppa was born in Namibia in 1961. In order to avoid conscription into the South African army, he left for Europe after completing his schooling in 1978. He worked as a camera assistant and studied philosophy and theatre science in Munich. On his return he settled in Cape Town where he did a post graduate degree in African studies while producing political theatre and activist videos. In 1990, he began producing documentaries: "Whose Land ?", "Tears of Blood", "Those Glowing Eyes", and many more. In 1993, he formed the Namibian film and production company, On Land Productions, together with producer/director Bridget Pickering.
Paramoer (E.) dir. DEAFENING ECHOES,
25 minutes, DVD, South Africa, No Date. R265
Documentary about Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier, Anton Fransch (b. 1969), who died in 1989 in a shoot-out at his home in Athlone, a previously coloured suburb in Cape Town. after keeping a squadron of South African Police and South African Defence Force members sent to arrest him at bay for seven hours.
Paterson (D.) dir. AFRICA UNITED,
84 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R140
A feature film about five children who walk 3000 miles from Kigali to Johannesburg to see the Soccer World Cup final.

"What follows is a bouncy crossbreed of Slumdog Millionaire, Enid Blyton and a Unicef commerical; a film that so dearly wants to be adored and adopted that it seems positively churlish to shoo it away." Xan Brooks, The Guardian, U.K.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, dolphins
approx. 44 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R355
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about Africans' special relationship with the ocean and ocean creatures, especially dolphins. He also speaks about other animals sacred to African peoples.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, legends in stone
approx. 56 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R355
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about secret megalithic sites found all over South Africa, unknown to archaeologists.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, celestial knowledge
approx. 120 minutes, 2 DVDs, , (2011). R250
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about Africans' relationship with alien creatures from other planets.
43 minutes, DVD, , (2005). R425
An interview with Credo Mutwa, High Sanusi (shaman) and sangoma and traditional historian of the Zulu nation. In this interview Credo Mutwa shares the traditional African understanding of humanity's relationship to animals, the ocean and the cosmos.
Peterson (B.) & Suleman (R.) ZULU LOVE LETTER,
156 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD, Johannesburg, 2009. R305
The script of the award-winning screenplay, Zulu Love Letter, written by Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman. The script won the Special Jury Prize - Best Script 2001, France, 15th Edition, Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste. The film, directed by Ramadan Suleman, has won ten international awards.

Foreword by Mbye Cham.
Includes the essays, "Beadworks and Visual Praise Poems" by Anitra Nettleton,
"Love, Loss, Memory and Truth" by Jacqueline Maingard,
"Writer's Statement, trauma, art and healing" by Bhekizizwe Peterson, and
"Director's Statement" by Ramadan Suleman.

Includes a DVD of the films "Zulu Love Letter" (2004) and "Fools" (1997).

Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman are directors of Natives At Large, the production company that produced "Fools", "Zulu Love Letter" and "Zwelidumile" (2009).
Rabinowitz (N.) text & Palmer (B.) text & dir. NIK RABINOWTZ, Stand and Deliver
68 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R185
A live recording of South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz's one-man show.
Raeburn (M.) dir. TRIOMF,
118 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R140
A feature film adapted from the award-winning novel "Triomf" by Marlene van Niekerk. Winner of Best South African Film at the 2008 Durban International Film Festival.

"This powerful picture must surely be seen as a triumph for South African filmmaking." The Mail & Guardian
Ramirez (A.), Gouveia (S.) & MacNaughton (C.) dir. MAMA GOEMA, the Cape Town beat in five movements
55 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R177
A documentary on the origins and influences of goema, the distinctive musical sound of Cape Town. Features local musicians Hilton Schilder, Ernestine Deane, Kyle Shepherd and Mac MacKenzie, founder of The Genuines and The Goema Captains of Cape Town. The film culminates in a performance of MacKenzie's recent composition, "Goema Symphony No.1".

In English, Afrikaans and Xhosa, with subtitles.
Redelinghuys (M.) dir. ONCE ON A RIVER,
52 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R215
A shortened version of the documentary, "Keiskamma, a story of love" (2007), about the making of the massive Keiskamma tapestry, an altarpiece made by 140 women from Hamburg, a tiny village in the Eastern Cape devastated by unemployment, poverty and HIV/AIDS. The tapestry reflects the stories of the people of Hamburg. The film follows Dr Carol Hofmeyr as she divides her time between Umthawelanga Hospice where she works, house calls, and visiting the women creating the altarpiece.

This documentary won the Ousmane Sembene Films for Development Award at the 12th Zanzibar International Film Festival.
17 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R140
A tour of Robben Island's history: its early years as a leprosy patients colony and a mental asylum, its time as a maximum security prison and its present-day role as a museum.

Extra features include interviews with two former prison warders, former prisoner Ahmed Kathrada, and an island conservationist.
107 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R185
Script by Deon Meyer.

A thriller about a music manager trying to protect a rising young rock star from the media and the authorities after a body is found in his room when he's on tour.
Roodt (D.) dir. SEUN,
92 minutes, DVD, , 2014. R275
An Afrikaans feature film about a young man paralysed during his military service and his return to his parents farm.
Roodt (D.) dir. SKOROKORO,
91 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R60
A romantic comedy about a poor taxi driver in love with the chief's daughter, and his struggle to raise the money for the lobola.
Roodt (D.) dir. TROU VOETE,
99 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R105
An Afrikaans romantic comedy about what happens when a man and a woman who've spent hours communicating via social media decide to meet.
Roodt (D.) dir. YESTERDAY,
111minutes, DVD, Johannesburg, 2003. R130
This film, which tells the story of a rural woman who discovers she is HIV positive, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It won a Human Rights Film Award at the Venice Film Festival, and Best Picture at the Pune International Film Festival.
106 minutes, DVD, South Africa, (1995). R130
A film based on the novel by Alan Paton, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris.
Roodt (D.J.) dir. ELLA BLUE,
283 minutes, 2 x DVD, , 2008. R309
A TV mini-series set in a remote fishing village on the Cape Coast in 1961, which tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed when the Census Official arrives to classify every person in the small community according to their colour.
Ross (L.) dir. THE SILVER FEZ, a film in Cape Town's unique Malay choir culture
87 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R150
A documentary that follows the struggle between two all-male Malay choirs from the Cape Flats, the Continentals and the Starlights, as they compete with each other in the annual competition for The Silver Fez trophy.

Script by Rian Malan.

This film won Best Documentary at both the 2009 Durban International Film Festival and the 2009 Tri Continental Film Festival.
Ross (L.) dir. VOËLVRY, the movie
70 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R145
Documentary about the group of young Afrikaner rock musicians who, during the 1989 State of Emergency, travelled around South Africa performing their iconic protest music. Includes live footage and interviews captured on the Voëlvry Tour, as well as more recent interviews with some of those who were involved. Musicians featured include Bernoldus Niemand (James Phillips), Koos Kombuis (Andrè le Toit) and Johannes Kerkorrel and other members of the Gereformeerde Blues Band. Also includes interviews with Max du Preez, founder of Vrye Weekblad, Lloyd Ross of Shifty Records, and Dagga Dirk-Uys, the tour organisers.

In Afrikaans, with optional English subtitles
82 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R230
A feature film about a religious young man's visit to a high class escort and the conversation that ensues: "an encounter between two people that brings all sorts of things to the surface - issues of relationships, pretence and authenticity, social responsibility, money, fear and love." Shaun de Waal

"'Discreet [is] ambitious enough to be willing to limit itself and do its job well. it has a simple self-confidence and total lack of amateurishness that bodes well for its makers, while standing at a remove from the kind of films South Africans are often told they should be making. 'Discreet' is unusual and courageous, as well as gripping." Shaun de Waal in the Mail & Guardian
Rudner (B.) dir. VOICES OF AFRICA, episodes 1 - 13
13 x 26 minutes, 4 x DVD, , 2006. R460
A thirteen-part television series in which South African poets from different cultural backgrounds focus on various aspects of South African life, culture and heritage. Filmed across the country and in fourteen languages with English subtitles, each poet dicusses and reads one of their poems. Poets include Gcina Mhlope, Diana Ferrus, Kholekile McForeman Manciya, Antjie Krog, Kelwyn Sole, Cebisile Hlmabo, Danisile Ntuli, Elphus Jawa Mhlanga, Belinda Kruiper, Pedro Dausab, Naledi Agatha Dlamini, Suzan "Didi" Nahlatsi, Michael Cope, Botsotso Jesters, Jitsvinger, Ingrid de Kock, Mbongeni Khumalo and Gabeba Baderoon.
SABC Business Development UNGUMUNTU NGABANTU, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
123 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R150
An uncritical documentary on Jacob Zuma, which locates him within the context of African history and culture, as a traditional leader at his homestead in the village of Inkandla in KwaZulu-Natal. It also covers his rise to power in the ANC and his inauguration as President.
Said (A.) & Thompson (B.) dir. TARAAB, an ocean of melodies
51 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R285
A documentary on the different musical and performance traditions of Zanzibar. Focuses especially on taraab, a blend of Indian, Arabic and African influences.

Part of the Rhythms from Africa documentary series.
51 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2003. R285
Traces the creation of Johannesburg's distinctive sound, Marabi, through to Kwela and Mbaqanga. Includes interviews with social anthropologist David Coplan, film director Glenn Udjebe, composers and musicians Jonas Gwanga, Big Voice Jack, Lemmy Special and Sipho "Hotstix" Mabusa, and journalist Gwen Ansell and a performance by Pops Mohamed.

Part of the Rhythms from Africa documentary series.
Said (A.A.) dir. SCRATCH, MIX AND ?,
51 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2003. R285
Looks at youth music culture in South Africa and Zanzibar. Includes interviews with social anthropologist David Coplan, musician and composer Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse and kwaito artists Bongi Nkosi Tutu (Zola), Queen Sesoga and Arthur and performances by kwaito groups Black Noise and Goddessa.

Part of the Rhythms from Africa documentary series.
65 minutes running time, DVD, , 2010. R235
A documentary on Indian South Africans and their history, made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of indentured Indian labourers in South Africa.

Includes archival footage and numerous interviews with ordinary people, historians and social commentators, including playwright Ronnie Govender and historian Goolam Vahed. Narrated and presented by author Achmat Dangor, historian William Gumede, television personality Amrita Gandhi and artist Riason Naidoo.
Schaffers (J.) prod. DISTRICT SIX, the colour of our skin?
50 minutes, DVD, South Africa, No Date. R186
A documentary on the history of District Six, told by Joe Schaffers who was born and grew up in the area, before being moved to the Cape Flats in 1967. He now works as an educator at the District Six Museum.
Schlesinger (M.) dir. UGUGU NO ANDILE,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R225
An award-winning film based on Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, and set in Thokoza township in 1993. Ugugu no Andile, the story of a tragic love affair between a Xhosa boy and a Zulu girl, was first broadcast as a six-part mini-series on South African television and then made into a feature film.
Schmitz (O.) dir. HIJACK STORIES,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R125
A feature film about a young black man who, on being told to get some experience of street life in order to get a part in a gangster film, works his way into a gang.

Oliver Schmitz also directed the film "Mapanstsula".
Schmitz (O.) dir. LIFE, ABOVE ALL,
101 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R327
A feature film about how AIDS, and the stigma surrounding the disease, devastates the life of a twelve year-old girl living in a South African township. The film is based on the 2004 novel, Chandra's Secrets", by Canadian author Allan Stretton.

In Pedi, with English subtitles.

The film won the Prix Francois Chalais at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards.

"Hypocrisy, ignorance and fear are seen with almost unbearable clarity through the eyes of a South African girl in this unflinching study of Aids stigma...It sounds batteringly bleak, but there is huge warmth and humanism in the vivid details of daily life and superb performances - even if the cathartic ending is a little simplistic." Cath Clarke, The Guardian newspaper
Schmitz (O.) dir. MAPANTSULA,
104 minutes, DVD, , 1988. R95
A classic South African feature film about Panic, a small-time crook in Johannesburg arrested with a group of political activists, interrogated by the police and offered money to testify against the activists sharing his prison cell.
Schoonhoven (G.) dir. HARTLAND,
532 minutes, 3 DVDs, , 2011. R185
A thirteen-part Afrikaans-language television drama series written by Deon Opperman, and based on Opperman's stage plays "Kaburu", "Stille Nag" and "Goesman, My Seun", which looks at the effects a changing South African society has on an Afrikaner family.
Schwegler (O.) dir. GLORY GAME, the Joost van der Westhuizen story
89 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R105
Former South African Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in 2011. He has since established relationships with leading experts at some of the world's top facilities in his quest to help find a cure for the disease. In 2014 he established the Joost van der Westhuizen Centre for Neurodegeneration, affiliated to The ALS Multidisciplinary Centre in Boston, The Eleanor and Lou Gehring Centre in New York City, The Cleveland Clinic, The Euan MacDonald Centre in Edinburgh, as well as the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and Wits Medical School in South Africa.
Serra (D.A.) dir. CAPE OF RAPE,
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1999. R215
Derek Antonio Serra documents the experiences of seven women who were raped in and around Cape Town.
Serra (D.A.) dir. CULTURE CLASH!,
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2001. R215
A documentary that looks at the misconceptions, misunderstandings, and prejudices that exist between the different cultural groups in South Afica.
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1998. R215
A documentary on the experiences of five street prostitutes, aged from 12 to 34 years, working in Woodstock and Green Point in Cape Town.

Please note that this film contains sexually explicit language and scenes.
48 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R215
Director Derek Serra's personal film on his father, an Italian immigrant who came to South Afica in 1920 to work in the building industry.
70 minutes running time, DVD, , 2012. R355
A film about a priest who takes a job in crime-ridden Alexandra township.
Shamis (K.) dir. IMAM AND I, murder, myth and memory do not the Imam make
80 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R256
Independent filmmaker Khalid Shamis returns to South Africa from London to investigate the life of his famous grandfather, Imam Abdullah Haron. In Cape Town in the 1950s and 1960s Haron spoke out against the injustices of apartheid, was incarcerated and killed in detention in 1969. This film won the Best Film and Audience Award at the 2011 Encounters Film Festival.

The DVD also includes the 10 minute film, "The Killing of the Imam", made by Shamis in 2010, which explores Imam Haron's life and death.
Shaw (J.) dir. DARLING!, the Pieter-Dirk Uys story
54 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R120
A documentary on political satirist Pieter Dirk-Uys. Australian director Julian Shaw focuses especially on Pieter Dirk-Uys's use of comedy to help educate school children and adults about HIV/AIDS.

This film won the Independent Spirit Award at the 2007 Inside Film Awards.
54 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R265
A "mocumentary" produced, written and directed by architect Robert Silke, who describes the film as "a comedic satire about a building full of tragic people - all of whom 'know' a saryr."

Filmed in one of Cape Town's iconic buildings, Holyrood, in Queen Victoria Street, and inspired by an article on the Art Deco building written by journalist Lin Sampson for the Sunday Times, the film also stars Lin Sampson, UCT architecture professor Fabio Todeschini, cultural historian and drama lecturer John Caviggia, and well-known Cape Town vagrant Caroline Abrams, who all play themselves.
Silver (S.) dir. THE BANG BANG CLUB,
109 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R200
A feature film about four young photographers - Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Ken Oosterbroek and Kevin Carter - who worked in the townships between 1990 and 1994, risking their lives to take photographs of the brutality and violence that preceded South Africa's first democratic elections. The film is based on the book, "The Bang Bang Club: snapshots from a hidden war", by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva.

"It's a true story, superbly shot but - more importantly - a stunning thriller. It's an instant South African movie classic." Barry Ronge, Sunday Times
Slater (K.) dir. FROM NKOKO, with love
49 minutes, DVD, , 2005. R240
A documentary about Grace Masuku, a tribal matriarch of the Bakgatla ba Kgafela tribe and a retired headmistress, who travels around sharing her conviction in the power of indigenous knowledge with the youth. Her teachings cover Tswana ancestors, traditional sex education and healing plants.

Filmed on location in Tswaneng, North West Province, and Pilanesberg National Park. In English and Setswana, with English subtitles.

"Nkoko" means "granny" in Setswana.
Spiller (G.), Trengove (J.), Moloi (V.), Mamdoo (F.), Key (L.) & Ella (T.) dir. A COUNTRY IMAGINED, a South African journey through landscape, art, culture
5 DVDs, 13 x 48 minute episodes, , 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A 13 epiode series that takes the viewer on a journey across South Africa, exploring the landscapes that have inspired artists, writers, musicians and dancers throughout the country's turbulent history.

Presented by South African musician, dancer and anthropologist Johnny Clegg, the series features the work of over four hundred artists.
STEPS International WHY DEMOCRACY?, a global documentary project
11 hours 42 minutes, 11 x DVD, , 2007. R795
This series contains thirteen short films and ten 52 minute documentaries from Bolivia, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA. The commissioned films were selected from over four hundred submissions on the strength of their engagement with questions around the meaning and value democracy.
The ten documentaries are:
Bloody Cartoons directed by Karsten Kjaer (Denmark)
The Kawasaki Campaign! directed by Kazuhiro Soda (Japan)
Dinner with the President directed by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sahananthan (Pakistan)
Egypt: We Are Watching You directed by Jehane Nourjaim and Sherief Elkatsha (Egypt)
For God, Tsar and the Fatherland directed by Nino Kirtadze (Russia)
In Search of Gandhi directed by Lalit Vachani (India)
Iron Ladies of Liberia directed by Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge (Liberia)
Looking for the Revolution directed by Rodrigo Vazquez (China)
Taxi to the Dark Side directed by Alex Gibney (USA). This film won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2008.

Also includes the short film, "Don't Shoot" directed by Lucilla Blankenberg, on Afrikaans newsreader Riaan Cruywagen, the longest serving newsreader in the world. Riaan has read the news on South African television since 1976, and through South Africa's transition to democracy.

104 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R420
A feature film that explores the lives and relationships of gays and lesbians from different levels of privilege in South Africa’s queer community. Set in Cape Town twenty years into the country's democracy.

The film won the Pink Apple Audience Award in Zurich in 2015. Director Catherine Stewart was also honoured with California’s QFilms Jury Award.

Strijdom (V.) dir. ZAMA ZAMA,
104 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R185
A drama about two brothers: one works in the mining industry in Gauteng, the other is an illegal miner trying to survive. Stars Lindani Nkosi, Presley Chweneyagae, and Khulu M.Skenjana.
Sunderström (N.) dir. FINDING LENNY,
183 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R165
A comedy about a fifty-year old man who loses his job, his wife, gets held up by a heist gang, locked in a car boot and dumped in a remote village.
Swanson (D.) dir. AFRICAN JIM,
50 minutes, DVD, , 1949. R440
A feature film about a young black man who leaves his village to look for work in Johannesburg. He ends up working in a nightclub and singing with the club's female star. The first film to star black South Africans, it made Dolly Rathebe famous.

Taylor (L.) & Morris (C.) dir. VIRGIN VOICES, through the eyes of Umcwasho
24 minutes, DVD, , (2009). R585
Lara Taylor and Catherine Morris spent three months in the village of Luve in Swaziland observing traditional virginity rituals and speaking to young women about the rituals, sex and HIV/AIDS. The virginity ritual "umcwasho" was reintroduced by King Mswati III to prevent the spread of HIV and mark his own daughter's coming of age.
Taylor (S.) dir. PROGRESS,
71 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R285
A documentary, filmed over the course of a year, about the Progress Rugby football club, made up mainly of factory workers and unemployed men from the Eastern Cape town of Uitenhage, who beat the University of Stellenbosch, the largest rugby club in the world and ten-time national club championship title winners, on their home ground at the 2006 tournament.

"This film will forever change the way rugby is perceived in South Africa. 'Progress' tells the story of a group of players, mostly factory workers and unemployed, whose sweat and skills went unnoticed beyond dusty township fields until they travelled to the spiritual home of South African rugby - and caused the shock of the century..." Rugby World magazine
Telford (A.) dir. ADONIS MUSATI PROJECT, a better life
13 minutes, DVD, , (2009). R45
A short film on the Adonis Musati Project, founded in 2007 and named after a young Zimbabwean man who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town whilst waiting to get his asylum papers. The project assists refugees in a similar situation.
The Southern African Housing Foundation BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME,
74 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R195
A DVD produced by the Southern African Housing Foundation that "demonstrates and explains the step-by-step process of building your own home which incorporates the preparation, building terms, tools required, foundations, foundation walls, floor slab, doors & windows, lintels & roof tiles, electrical installation, water & drainage, plastering, glazing, painting and then the finishing process."
51 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2003. R285
Presents the three musical cultures in Cape Town: the music that has its roots in the goema rhythm created during the years of slavery, the Xhosa music which has incorporated some Khoisan sounds, and jazz. Includes interviews with musician and historian Vincent Kolbe, musicians and composers Errol Dyers, Robbie Jansen and Spencer Mbadu, musicologist Alvin Petersen and music journalist Dinga Sikwebu.

Part of the Rhythms from Africa documentary series.
Tilley (B.) & Schmitz (O.) dir. FRUITS OF DEFIANCE, free our leaders
45 minutes, DVD, , 1990. R285
Archival footage from the Mzanzi Afrika Film Collection that documents the 1989 Defiance Campaign in the Western Cape. The footage focuses mostly on what happened in Manenberg, a "coloured" township in Cape Town.
Tilley (B.) & Schmitz (O.) dir. MZWAKHE, the people's poet
36 minutes, DVD, , 1993. R250
Footage of Mzwakhe Mbuli reciting his poems and discussing his efforts at ending apartheid, taken from the Mzanzi Afrika Film Archive.
Tilley (B.) dir. THE LINE,
3 x 52 minutes, DVD, , 1994. R320
A three-part television drama that takes place during the transition to a democratic South Africa. A young anti-apartheid activist from Soweto witnesses a politically inspired mass killing of train commuters and has to go into hiding after reporting the incident to the police, who are in cahoots with the killers.
Tilsley (P.) dir. LOYISO GOLA FOR PRESIDENT, the final run
65 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R100
South African comedian Loyiso Gola's one man show, filmed at the Market Theatre. He was awarded the 2007 South African Comedy Award for this show.
Torline (C.) prod. BRENDA, the DVD
60 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2005. R110
The story of South African singer Brenda Fassie, who died in 2004, aged 40. Includes interviews with the singer, footage taken from documentaries and many of her music videos.
Tosco (D.) dir. SCARS,
30 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1998. R265
Documentary on two street children in Cape Town. Dialogue in Afrikaans and Xhosa, with English subtitles.
Trengove (J.) dir. HOPEVILLE,
91 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R140
A film about a recovering alcoholic who moves to the run-down rural town of Hopeville hoping to build a new life for himself and his alienated son.
Tsimong (F.) dir. BLACK BEULAHS,
48 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R410
A documentary that explores the lives of three friends living within the Soweto gay sub-culuture.
Turner (J.) dir. PARADISE STOP,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R195
A comedy set in a small Limpopo town, Paradise Stop is the story of an honest detective, Potso Mogopudi, and his shady friend, Ben Khumalo, owner of a truck stop and meeting point for the long-haul carriers on their way into and out of South Africa.

"The film looks great. Seiphemo and Nkosi show what resourceful and entertaining actors they are, the story is as topical as next week's news headlines." Barry Ronge, Sunday Times

Jann Turner is also the director of the film, "White Wedding".
Turner (J.) dir. WHITE WEDDING,
94 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R140
A comedy about two friends driving from Johannesburg to Cape Town for a wedding.

Jann Turner is also the author of 3 books, "Heartland" (1997), "Home is Where You Find It" (2000) and "Southern Cross" (2003).
Uys (P-D.) BLAST FROM THE PAST, Adapt or Dye/ Beyond the Rubicon
86 minutes, DVD, South Africa, (2007). R110
Highlights from two of satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys's early shows, "Adapt or Die", filmed live at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in 1982, and "Beyond the Rubicon", filmed live at the Nico Malan Theatre in Cape Town in 1986.
126 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2007. R110
The stage show by satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, filmed by Brian Tilley at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, in November 2007.
126 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1984. R110
The stage show of FARCE ABOUT UYS, written by and staring Pieter-Dirk Uys with Chris Galloway and Thoko Ntshinga and directed by Dawie Malan. The show toured South Africa during 1983 and 1984. This adapted DVD-version was filmed before a live audience in Johannesburg in 1984.
129 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2002. R110
South African satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys in his one-man performance, "Foreign Aids", filmed live on stage at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg in September 2002.

"'Foreign Aids' is a personal journey by a middle-aged South African through the minefield of this young democracy threatened by the HIV-virus and the stigma of AIDS".
94 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1985. R110
A film written by and starring Pieter-Dirk Uys as Evita Bezuidenhout, directed by Bromley Cawood.
53 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R110
Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys celebrates ten years of equality and human rights in South Africa. Filmed live at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town in July 2004.

In English and Afrikaans.
Uys (P-D.) THE GREAT COMEDY TREK, volumes 1 & 2
96 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R110
A four-part TV series, compiled from Pieter-Dirk Uys shows of the 1980s.
Valley (D.) dir. AFRIKAAPS,
52 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R265
A documentary on the creation of the stage production, "Afrikaaps", which traces the roots of the Afrikaans language back to the slaves of the Cape. The film features local musicians Jitsvinger, Kyle Shepherd, Emile X, Blaq Pearl, and Shane Cooper, poet Jethro Louw, b-boy Bliksemstraal, theatre director Catherine Henegan and playwright Aryan Kaganof. Also includes interviews with Neville Alexander.
48 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R265
A documentary that follows twenty five year-old Peter John Christians during his two year parole period as he struggles to reintegrate into the community after spending five years in Pollsmoor Prison for the murder of his mother's boyfriend. Having foresworn his membership of the ‘28s' gang, Peter tries to establish himself as a hip-hop artist.

Filmmaker Dylan Valley was born and raised in Cape Town. He recently completed an MA in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) at USC Annenberg in the USA. He directed the award-winning documentary "Afrikaaps" (2010)

van den Bergh (R.) dir. CIRCLES IN THE FOREST,
93 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1989. R140
A film based on the novel by Dalene Matthee.
van den Bergh (R.) dir. FAITH LIKE POTATOES, based on an inspiring true story
111 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R155
Based on the autobiography, "Faith Like Potatoes" by Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish descent who left Zambia in the midst of land claims to begin a new life on a farm, "Shalom", in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal. The film tells the story of his conversion to Christianity and his new life as a farmer involved in his community.
van den Bergh (R.) dir. HANSIE, a true story
122 + 240 minutes, 2 x DVD, , 2008. R185
A feature film based on the life of former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronjé, banned for life from any involvement in cricket after being accused of match-fixing and other irregularities. He died in a plane crash in 2002. Frank Rautenbach plays Hansie.

Includes a second 240 minute film, "Our Hansie", in which Frans Cronjé, Hansie Cronjé's brother, interviews more than 65 people who knew Hansie. People interviewed include family members, Ali Bacher and South African cricketers Jonty Rhodes, Clive Rice, Peter Pollock, Allan Donald and Gary Kristen, former minister of sport Ngconde Balfour, and Judge Edwin King, who led the match-fixing inquiry in South Africa.
van der Merwe (K.) & Tosco (D.) dir. IDUMA ELINGOPIYO/ THE WOUND THAT DOES NOT BLEED, a view from the inside
53 minutes, DVD, Cape Town, 1998. R265
Documentary on the lives of street children in Cape Town. Dialogue in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa, with English subtitles. This film won Second Prize for Best Foreign Film at Adriatico Cinema International FIlm Festival, Rimini, Italy.
van der Merwe (K.) dir. BROWN,
54 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2004. R265
Documentary on pregnant Capetonian singer and songwriter Ernestine Deane and her family. In the 1960s her grandparents, classified coloured, were evicted from their functioning farm in Constantia and relocated to the suburb of Grassy Park. The film won First Prize - African Documentary at the 15th Milan African, Asian & Latin American Film Festival and Best South African Documentary at the 26th Durban International Film Festival.
van der Merwe (K.) dir. DOING IT!, the trauma and ecstacy of sexuality
52 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2003. R265
Four South African women from different backgrounds discuss their sexuality.
van der Oest (P.) dir. BLACK BUTTERFLIES,
95 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R327
A feature film based on the life of Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker (1933-1965).

"'Black Butterflies' is a film that asserts Jonker as a complex, contradictory and rebellious poet. It provides an exceptional look into her life, concentrating on her tumultuous affair with [Jack] Cope, her troubled relationship with her father, and her great need to express herself through her poetry." Karen van Chalkwyk in the Mail & Guardian.
van Lierop (L.) dir. BALLADE VIR 'N ENKELING,
139 minutes, DVD, , 2015. R307
A thriller about the disappearance of one of South Africa's top writers and the shocking truth uncovered by the journalist assigned to the story.
van Rensburg (J.) dir. INTONGA,
107 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R140
A feature film about a young stick fighter from Fort Beaufort who decides, in self-defence, to train as a boxer.
van Straaten (M.) dir. ODD NUMBER,
48 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R250
A documentary about Rashaad Adendorf, who grew up in poverty on the Cape Flats outside Cape Town, joined a gang, worked as an assassin and ended up in prison, where his life changed for the better. He now works as a plumber.
Verster (F.) dir THE MOTHERS' HOUSE,
76 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R180
Documents four years in the life of Miché Moses, a teenager living with her HIV-positive mother, Valencia, her grandmother, Amy, an aunt and two siblings in a small house in Bonteheuwel, a previously coloured suburb in Cape Town. This film won Best Documentary at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival in 2005, Best Documentary at the 2006 SAFTA Awards, Best Documentary at the Apollo Film Festival 2006 and Best Film at Play-Doc in 2007, as well as numerous other awards.
Verster (F.) dir. A LION'S TRAIL,
55 minutes, DVD, , 2002. R225
A documentary about the famous South African song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", and the original composer, Solomon Linda, an illiterate Zulu musician who died a poor man while others continue to make millions from adaptations.

"A gripping investigation into the shady world of copyright piracy, and a rousing celebration of the power of song to inspire and unite across continents and generations." Encounter Film Festival 2003
Verster (F.) dir. PAVEMENT ARISTOCRATS, the bergies of Cape Town
58 minutes running time, DVD, , 1998. R177
A documentary of the "Bergies", a homeless community living on the streets of Cape Town.

"A significant debut...'Pavement Aristocrats' constitutes an important, sensitively filmed attempt to humanise a largley demonised community" Mail & Guardian
Verster (F.) dir. SEA POINT DAYS, a record in five parts
93 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R177
Sea Point is a Cape Town suburb on the Atlantic seaboard which under apartheid was reserved for whites only. Today the promenade and the municipal pools are one of the few public spaces used by all the city's peoples.

Emmy award-winning filmmaker Francois Verster records life at Sea Point's promenade and municipal pools and captures the tensions of a society in transition.

"To stroll around a place in this open manner, to find a plethora of outstanding detail, and to at the same time tell a complex story of a nation that reaches far beyond a little beach area is an awesome achievement." Munich International FIlm Festival

This film won Best Editor Prize at the 2009 DocNZ Film Festival.
Verster (F.) dir. WHEN THE WAR IS OVER, the story of South Africa's lost generation
52 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R265
A documentary on the after-effects of the struggle against apartheid, as experienced by two survivors from the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, a militant teenage self-defence unit from the 1980s. Gori is now a captain in the new South African army while his old friend and comrade, Marlon, is a gang member, like most of the ex-activists.

This film was named Best Documentary at the 2004 Milan Film Festival and Best Film at the 2003 Norwegian Film Festival and won a Signis Award in 2003.
Vredeveld (S.) dir. LETTERS TO ZOHRA,
54 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R335
A documentary on the life of Ahmed Kathrada, Rivonia trialist who spent 26 years in prison, 18 of them on Robben Island. After 1994 he served as a member of Parliament for the ANC and as the political advisor to President Nelson Mandela.

The film looks at the effects Ahmed Kathrada's long imprisonment and political career has had on his family. Zohra, Kathrada's niece, was his most important contact with the outside world during his time in prison.
Vundla (M.) dir. HOW TO STEAL 2 MILLION,
85 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R285
A drama about a robber who gets out of jail and discovers that his partner, who never got caught, has married his fiancé. Desperate for money, he agrees to help his partner rob his partner's father of two million rand.

This film won four awards at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Achievement in Editing.
Walsh (S.) & Lalloo (A.) dir. JEPPE ON A FRIDAY,
87 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R130
In 2012 a team of South African women film directors came together to make his documentary. Filmed in one day, it records the lives of five men from Jeppestown, a rundown Johannesburg neighbourhood.
80 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R177
A documentary about King Naki, an ex-stable hand in the Eastern Cape determined to realise his dream of winning an annual horse race on a horse that cost him his life savings.
Wessels (A.) dir. BLITZ PATROLLIE,
102 minutes, DVD, , 2013. R185
An action comedy about two police officers stationed in Johannesburg CBD.
Westcott (N.) dir. NEVILLE ALEXANDER, glimpses of a life
24 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R230
A documentary on the life and work of Neville Alexander.

Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander was born in 1936 in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. A member of the National Liberation Front, which he co-founded, he was arrested in 1963 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit sabotage. He spent ten years on Robben Island. A proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, after his release he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa(PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012.
Westcott (N.) dir. SINK OR SWIM, navigating language in the classroom
approx 25 minutes, DVD, , (2003). R230
A documentary which explores the need for first-language learning in South African schools. Filmed in various Cape Town schools, the film includes an interview with Neville Alexander (1936-2012), former director of Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) at the University of Cape Town.
White (A.St.P) dir. THE DEATH OF PELICAN 16,
90 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R260
A documentary on Pelican 16, an AvroShackleton maritime patrol aircraft commissioned by the South African Air Force in 1957 and restored in the early 1990s. In 1994 the aircraft's engines failed over the Western Sahara and the flight commander, Eric Pienaar, performed a crash landing from which the crew walked away unaided.

White (A.St.P) dir. THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGS, a quest for power
54 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R260
A documentary on Thunder City, a museum of heavy metal supersonic and subsonic jets based at Cape Town International Airport.

Additional features include an interview with Brian Carroll of the Royal Air Force, a film on the scrapping of the Lightnings and a film on ejector seat training.
Will (C.) dir. AGAINST THE FLOW,
312 minutes, DVDs, , 2005. R225
A 13 (x 24 minutes) episode TV series documenting a 65 day road trip tracking the course of South Africa's longest river, the 2,300 km long Orange River.
Williams (W.) dir. HIP HOP REVOLUTION,
48 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R375
A documentary on 25 years of hip hop in South Africa. Beginning with its birth on the Cape Flats, it explores the integration of hip hop culture with the state of emergency politics of the 1980s and its role in post-apartheid South Africa. Includes interviews with Prophets of da City and Shamiel X.
180 minutes, 3 x CD, , 2009. R200
The print version of these tales was originally published in South Africa in 2002 under the title "Madiba Magic: Nelson Mandela's favourite stories for children".

Performed by a group of actors that include Matt Damon, Woopi Goldberg, Samuel J.Jackson, Helen Mirren, Sophie Okonedo, Alan Rickman and Charlize Theron. Music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.

Includes a message from Desmond Tutu.
Xenopoulos (J.) dir. PROMISED LAND,
101 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2003. R130
A film based on the novel, "Promised Land" by Karel Schoeman. The film won Best Screenplay at the International Film Festival in Tokyo in 2002.

Includes a special feature on the making of the film.
Yule (P.) dir. BLACK STAR, an African football odyssey
54 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R225
A documentary that follows Chelsea footballer Michael Essien on his return to Ghana to play for his country at the 2008 African Cup of Nations. The film also explores Africa's changing relationship with the world of football.
Zapiro & Cassuto (T.) ZA NEWS, Vol 01
80 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R100
A selection from the online satirical news show using puppets created by Zapiro and Thierry Cassuto.
114 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R100
A selection of the best of ZA News' programmes in which the puppets of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu discuss South African and global issues.
Zapiro & Cassuto (T.) ZA NEWS, vol 02, let's get it on!
120 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R100
A new selection from the online satirical news show using puppets created by Zapiro and Thierry Cassuto.
Ziman (R.) dir. JERUSALEMA, after every revolution comes a new order
118 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R170
A feature film, inspired by true events, which "tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld".

This film won the Best Actor Award and the Audience Award at the Durban International Film Festival. Stars Raspulana Seiphemo.