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THE SABC ENCOUNTERS DEBATE

Johannesburg Saturday 21 June 18h00 – 20h00 Nu Metro
Cape Town Saturday 12 July 18h00 – 20h00 Nu Metro

Human Rights – the Lens as an Oracle.

As filmmakers we in part carry the responsibility of being the voice of the voiceless.
This year we take an opportunity to engage openly on the issue of Human Rights.
The question for the debate is:

“Can the camera prophetically pierce through the blind-fold of potential charismatic tyranny, to liberate the mind by reflecting future realities?”

We explore whether the camera can be both a sober judge of reality and a voice of reason? Can the camera question, interrogate and foresee the imminent future?
Can it influence the course of history?

If the aim of the debate is to critically examine the point of view of the camera, how do we then marry the perspective of the filmmaker with that of the funder, without diluting the message of the film?

The debate will be triggered by presentations from the panel and selected clips from South African films will also be used to stimulate the discussion. Well known industry practitioners will be in attendance.

This is a public and free event.

Panelists will include:

Johannesburg
Kai Crooks-Chissano (Chair)
Prof Tawana Kupe
Mark Gevisser
Sipho Sithole
Rina Jooste

Cape Town
Kai Crooks-Chissano (Chair)
Prof. Bheki Petersen
Beverly Mitchell
Sipho Sithole
Dr Susan Levine

    2008 Festival Dates




Johannesburg
NU METRO HYDE PARK
19–29 June 2008

Cape Town
NU METRO V&A
3–13 July 2008
 
Booking Details

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    2008 Festival Dates




Johannesburg
NU METRO HYDE PARK
19–29 June 2008

Cape Town
NU METRO V&A
3–13 July 2008
 
Booking Details

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