Dr Santhia – An unsung hero

Directed by Prinesh Naidoo – 5mins

In a world obsessed with celebrity, materialism and self-gratification, we often overlook those meaningfully contributing to society. This is a profile piece about one such man – Dr. J. Santhia – well-respected medical practitioner and anti-Apartheid activist whose selfless involvement with state clinics, the local hospital and health development organisations have seen him twice nominated “Grahamstown Citizen of the Year” – which he declined, because he considers helping the less fortunate a privilege and a spiritual path meriting no praise.

Shooter Girls On Sale


Directed by Ayushi Chhabra – 5mins
School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University
A shooter girl sells shots at a bar or a club. She is expected to have a good way with the customers in order to sell the product. This documentary is a montage of interviews with shooter girls on their experiences at work to see ask they are stereotyped as ‘prostitutes’ and is an attempt to raise awareness about a common degrading gender stereotype.
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Nothing loved is ever lost

Directed by Viktoria Marinova – 5min

Losing a best friend in a car accident is never easy but unfortunately it happens. His name was Christopher Wilson; and this piece is about the day of his death and the mournful days that followed. It speaks of the experience of Christopher’s loss, but is also a dedication to his life and the memories he left behind. This is a personal documentary about the spirit of one who was loved and which remains alive in those who loved him.
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Flying with FreakFactor

Directed by Rogan Kerr – 5 min

Flying with Freakfactor is an exploration into the thrills and spills of the extreme art of body suspension. We follow the thoughts of Grahamstown specialist, John Wayne as he attempts to break the world record for longest full body suspension. This documentary uncovers what it is that attracts people to this dangerous sport as film-maker Rogan Kerr faces his own fear of blood!
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Mental Illness is not a Life Sentence

Directed by Ntombikayise Mlangeni – 5 min

All of us categorise people to make sense of our social surroundings. But categorisation also creates labels and stereotypes — making people with mental illness vulnerable to negative stigma. This piece explores how patients at Fort England and Tower mental institutions are moving away from the stigma of perceived dysfunction through art and crafts, relevant treatments and the sharing of their creativity with the world.
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