South African feature documentary Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War has won the coveted Best Documentary award at the prestigious San Diego International Film Festival this weekend.
Judi Dench already has an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and 13 BAFTAs, but there's one award she's never won: the Wildscreen Panda Award, the 'Green Oscars' of the international wildlife film and TV industry.
Titled I, Coolie and produced by Arnica Miakista, a former Durbanite now living in the UK, the short documentary film highlights the story of Indian female indentured labourers who came to South Africa from 1864 on 384 vessels, among them the SS Truro.
With a global debate calling for greater diversity and representation onscreen, and growing demand for documentaries across borders and platforms, the organizers of the 9th Durban FilmMart (DFM) made a concerted effort this year to add African voices to the conversation. By Christopher Vourlias
Over the past decade, Dancesport has become a popular form of entertainment internationally. With the rising popularity of television dance shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, dance appeals to audiences across all ages and cultural divides.
This month- catch a range of new titles now available to STREAM FREE, anytime, anywhere via www.afridocs.net. Many of these films have never been available to stream before and reflect a range of stories from across Africa and beyond.
Local audiences got behind local stories at this year's Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, with the winning films voted by festival-goers for the Backsberg Audience Award applauded for their take on South African politics, human rights and culture.
The Documentary Filmmakers Association of South Africa (DFA), in association with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has put together and official South African delegation, to represent the country during Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town aims to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. But what goes on behind-the-scenes, or in this case, on the other side of the glass tank?
South African network M-Net is set to launch a new local wildlife television series called The Wild Ones. Produced by Homebrew Films, the 13 episode series promises to 'take viewers on a never-before-seen journey predominantly focused on wildlife stories from within South Africa's beautiful borders'.
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