2015 Edition of the PACSA Film & Arts Festival
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The 2015 edition of the PACSA Film and Arts Festival takes place from Thursday, 24th September to Saturday, 27th September 2015 at the Msunduzi Museum (the old Voortrekker Museum), at 351 John Langibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg.The theme of the 2015 festival is ‘Imagine we all belong here!’ which gives substance to the 2014 theme of ‘people live here’. The festival will imagine what it could mean if each person can say they truly belong. Imagine what relationships of solidarity, of rootedness, of celebrating human difference and dignity, where we experience full humanity and where we are able to live better, could be like. Building on the success of the 2014 edition the 2015 festival will feature two cartoon exhibitions by two of South Africa’s foremost cartoonists, Brandon Reynolds and Qaphs Mngadi; films; music, book readings, street art, the theatre production ‘Ukhonto Wabuntu’ an Izwi and Maritzburg College production; a filming workshop and space for children’s art. The films include the world premiere of the Cedric Nunn production, ‘In the Shadows of Isandlwana’ which tells the story of the trails, victories and travails that face most southern African organisations which attempt to engage in the development sector through the prism of the Rorke’s Drift Arts and Crafts centre. Other films include a 20 minute PACSA/Jetty Crowd documentary production on ‘Racism in Pietermaritzburg’; ‘Nelson Mandela: the myth & me’ by Khalo Matabane; ‘The Square’, a documentary that traces the events of Egypt’s Tahrir Square protests beginning in early 2011 when millions of people took to the streets to demand the removal of President/Dictator Hosni Mubarek. When Mubarek is overthrown, the army steps in to temporarily take over the countries affairs, but does not follow through with their promises to its citizens; ‘It’s Not Over’ which provides a fresh look on HIV/AIDS through the lens of Millennials. What happened to an ‘AIDS free generation’; and more films.