April 5-6, 2014
Reel Causes is proud to be a community partner with the Vancouver South African Film Festival
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (map)
149 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Sponsored Screening Documentary shorts
Sunday April 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Wives of Miya
A group of women in an impoverished Eastern Cape village create a singing and dancing group to make some money and celebrate their culture. The Wives of Miya explores this economic development project and at the same time engages the women in frank and personal conversations about their lives – their arranged marriages, their relationships with their husbands, their families and their traditions; an extraordinary exploration of continuity and change.Nominated: Best Documentary for Anthropology at the International “Gold Panda”| Awards For Students of Sichuan TV Festival, 2013
Ndiyindoda: I am a Man
Every year thousands of teenage Xhosa boys undergo ritual circumcision. The practice is carried out in a manner that has changed little in the 80 years since young Nelson Mandela cried ”Ndiyindoda! I Am A Man!” But there are growing concerns about these ceremonies. In the past 10 years, more than 500 boys have lost their lives, while hundreds more have been mutilated. Despite its dangers, the practice shows no sign of abating. Ndiyindoda documents the stories of three people who have participated in the ritual, including a grieving mother who lost her son.
A Country Imagined — KwaZulu-Natal, Living in the Past through the Present
A Country Imagined takes us on an unusual
and rewarding journey through South Africa as it explores the landscapes that have inspired artists, writers, musicians and dancers for centuries. Presented by one of South Africa’s most loved and famous musicians and dancers, Johnny Clegg, who is also an anthropologist.