Living in Transit

Produced by Aurelie Kalenga, Molatelo Ramothwala & Bradford Keen – Rural City Productions
TV Intensive 2010 – 5mins
An investigative documentary looking at a pilot RDP housing project in an area known as Transit Camp in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.This is the first project to be run by a provincial rather than local governmental department.
The film’s focus is on residents who are affected by poor service delivery. With delays in construction and confusion between contractors, suppliers and the provincial Department of Human Settlements, residents share their frustration, anger and sadness with these unfulfilled promises.
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Down Babylon

Produced by Ross Alford. Daniella Potter and Mokgaetji Shadung – Shaky Panda Productions
TV Intensive 2010 – 5min

The documentary is on a group of Rastafarians who live in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. They are finding it hard to balance practising their religion and living in the market driven economy of the western world, which they refer to as the Babylon society. We follow Rastafarians in their attempt to obtain a lease for a piece of land which they hope to use to grow their own crops, live and worship on the land. The Rastafarians had built their Church on the land and had a promise from the municipality that they would be able to secure the land before we started filming the process. Our documentary shows what happened.
down-babylon – wmv | down-babylon – flash


Emakhishini eRhini – Domestics

Produced by Sibusiso Mtshali, Joe Hanly & Simone Marais.
TV Intensive 2010 -5min

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Stepping into the Ring

Produced by Zimkita Mkosana, Sophosethu Stuurman & Theresa Taylor. TV Intensive – 5 min
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Chains of Freedom

Sizo Vuka Productions – 24mins
Paul Harris, Kyla Herrmannsen, Nontobeko Sibisi, Tamsin Degoumois

Set in Zululand, Chains of Freedom explores the issue of ex-offenders and re-integration in South Africa. Matthew Sibiya is about to be released from prison and is feeling anxious about what life on the outside has in store for him. We follow his journey home to witness how his family and community accept him back and reconcile the crimes he committed.
chains of freedom – wmv | chains of freedom – flash


East or West: Home is Best

Gorilla Milkshake Productions – 24mins
Anesu Chingono, Jess Levy, Richard Moor & Sibongile Mafu

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 RUTV Doc Film Fest

This intense documentary follows Somalians who have been forced to flee their homeland to settle in the Eastern Cape We meet a mother who has fled with her children; a father who had to leave his family in a refugee camp, and a young man who escaped the horror of being a child soldier. The story is told by Sharmaake, a young refugee trying to re-build his life here.

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