Censorship, one of the insidious strategies used by the apartheid government, has made an ominous comeback in South Africa with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound), writes senior lecturer in film, Dr Liani Maasdorp in a recent article on The Conversation. In South Africa the film can now only be shown in locations licensed to screen adult entertainment.
On 21 February CFMS’ Associate Professor Tanja Bosch presented in the Urban Systems panel at the Kpakpakpa Design Sessions, at the Zeitz MOCAA Museum, located in the V&A Waterfront. A/Prof Bosch was part of a panel on how to rethink space in the city. In her talk entitled "Social media and the dynamics of the city", she spoke about how social media architectures can replicate offline spatial inequalities.
“The day I was attacked by a shark my life changed, for the better.” Scarlet’s Tale is a documentary film that tells the incredible story of a bond between a man and Scarlet, the great white shark who took his leg. It’s a story about confronting society’s greatest fears, overcoming extreme adversity and changing perspectives. The film, created by CFMS third years Faine Loubser – Director; Trygve Heide – Director of Photography and Producer; Khiraad Mathura – Editor and Sound in cooperation with the featured Achmat Hassiem and their mentor Craig Foster, has been selected to screen at this year’s Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival.
Three CFMS students, Annabela Bekker, Jessica Barraclough and Alix Hodge, have created a unique and original web-based interactive documentary entitled the Queer Me Out Project. These 2017 Digital Media Production class students have created a platform that explores the relationships between language and LGBTQIA+ identity in Cape Town and South Africa.