Directed by Daniel Eslick – 5 mins

Two local DJ’s from Grahamstown, “SMASH n GRAB” share their love for Dubstep – one of the fastest growing global music genres whose infectious beat and powerful bass is entrancing millions around the world. The South African bass culture is yet to be fully realised, but Grahamstown has become a major local hub. This piece highlights Dubstep as “sex music” – a new kind of feeling you now can get on the modern dancefloor. We meet Justin Shaw and Juan Levin
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Reintroducing rhino, reviving hope

Directed by Lisa Bluett – 5min

Kapela, the one who came by surprise, is a tale of hope for the future of the diminishing black rhino population in the Eastern Cape. Set in the Amakhala Game Reserve and focused on Kapela’s rewilding, this documentary recognises the danger and devastation of poaching, but also celebrates the ideal of new life through breeding and rehabilitation. Indeed, Kapela’s story is a reminder to celebrate the 4240 black rhino that still live, as much as mourning those who have died.
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The City of Saints

Directed by Lonwabo Fayo – 5mins

This short documentary is on the rather controversial issue of Christian church denomination and division, as seen through the microcosm of Grahamstown with its more than 50 church buildings and over 200 congregations. The film highlights both the positives and negatives of Grahamstown’s prevalence of separate denominations, and uses this to subtly reflect on the nature of the global Christian church.
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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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