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Art & Fashion

Paul Ward’s Surfing Film ‘Luck is Alive’ Creates a Kaleidoscopic Portrait of Animist Philosophy

Paul Ward talks us through shooting with a minimal crew while combining on the-the-fly footage, animation and special effects in his gorgeous surfing film.

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Live Action

Phumi Morare Demonstrates a Woman’s Extraordinary Defiance in the Face of Oppression in ‘When the Sun Sets’

Phumi Morare reveals how she authentically represented her apartheid set Student Oscar-winning film about a woman's determination to protect her family.

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Live Action

Talia Smith Mines Her History of Growing up in South Africa for Oscar-Winning Domestic Motherhood Drama ‘Umama’

Talia Smith recounts how her personal history informed the diasporic tension she exorcised through her Student Academy Award-winning NYU drama 'Umama'.

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Documentary

Jessie Ayles on Empowering Disadvantaged Women Through Storytelling in South African Surf Doc ‘Waves’

Shot in the notorious Lavender Hill district of Cape Town, Jessie Ayles' Waves' is a remarkable story of three young girls who find solace in surfing.

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Animation, Asides

Belly Flop

A plucky young girl musters her fearless determination to learn how to dive in Jeremy Collins and Kelly Dillon's charming as hell short 'Belly Flop'.

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Music

Kyle Lewis Maps Nasty C’s Journey of Past, Present & Future in Epic Music Video Triple Bill ‘Bad Hair’

South African Director Kyle Lewis talks about the creation of his epic triple threat, 14-minute music video for Nasty C's 'Bad Hair' album.

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Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

DN LFF2014: Zee Ntuli Flirts with the Danger of South Africa’s Criminal Streets in ‘Hard to Get’

DN sits down with director Zee Ntuli to discuss his high octane feature debut 'Hard to Get' and why he wants his film to break away from the legacy of

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Live Action

Paul Speirs Makes the Personal Universal in Visual Poem ‘There is No End’

Editor turned director Paul Speirs “unravels the patterns of conditioning that create the unmanaged expectations we take into life and love”, by use of

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Art & Fashion

Clive Will Marries Sexy Chic Edged with Contemporary Punk for Kirsten Goss’ Arcade Collection

Clive Will’s promo for Kirsten Goss' Arcade collection mixes high speed videography, with a range of colourful props for an onslaught of arresting images,

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Asides, Music

Knytro: Still Standing

Knytro shouts out to the forefathers of rap in Drew Cox’s FX peppered promo for Still Standing.

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Music

YOAV: Pale Imitation

Ari Kruger and a little future tech help YOAV ignore the one he’s with for the memory of the one he loves in Pale Imitation.

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Music

Die Antwoord: Cookie Thumper

It’s been far too long a wait to see what visual delights Die Antwoord would drop on us next and believe it or not, the Yolandi Visser fronted Cookie

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