PACSA Film and Arts Festival 2015
Under the theme “Imagine we all belong here”, this year’s festival explored a richer understanding of the concept of belonging – one that moves beyond a strictly rights-based definition of citizenship towards the recognition that “real living” relies on concepts such solidarity, rootedness, acceptance and the celebration of difference. Hosted in collaboration with the Msunduzi Museum, the festival will open with a cartoon exhibition, profiling the work of well-known South African cartoonists Q’aps Mngadi and Brandan Reynold. In addition to an impressive line-up of thought-provoking films, including a World Premiere, the festival also offers the popular Jazz Festival and Spoken Word session, the latter being supplemented this year with a stage drama, as well as comedy in the form of comedic duo Amawele Ase-Chesterville. As usual there will be a film-making workshop and a children’s art workshop. New to this year’s programme are food, cultural artifact and traditional dancing exhibitions as well as two book-readings.