Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver South African Film Festival
The Vancouver South African Film Festival is proud to present features and documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa — films that entertain and inform.
Among this year’s diverse lineup is the gripping feature Vaya, which opens the festival, the Afrikaans-language film Noem my Skollie, which was South Africa’s Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, and Nobody’s Died Laughing, an award-winning look at the life of Pieter-Dirk Uys, one of South Africa’s most important writers, satirists and activists.
VSAFF is also thrilled to present numerous outstanding short films, including The Thinking Garden, which shows how local action can give even the most vulnerable people a measure of control over their food, and their futures.
VSAFF is a non-profit event organized entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds go to support the important education development work Education without Borders has been doing in South African since 2002. Now in its seventh year, VSAFF has raised $100,000 for EwB.
More info: http://www.vsaff.org
Post-film Skypes and panels include:
- Following Nobody’s Died Laughing, a Skype talkback with Pieter-Dirk Uys, one of South Africa’s most important writers, satirists and activists;
- A Q&A with co-producers of The Thinking Garden, Christine Welsh and Elizabeth Vibert, and assistant director Basani Ngobeni;
- A Skype talkback with Jeremy Young, Senior Investigative Producer, Al Jazeera, after the screening of Poachers Pipeline.
VSAFF is a non-profit event organized entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the festival support the important educational development work Education without Borders has been doing in South African township schools since 2002.