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Vancouver South African Film Festival

March 31 - April 02, 2017
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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.

about vsaff

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.


Admission

Full festival pass (all films, plus Gala Party) $99; Festival pass (all films, no Gala Party) $69; Gala Night Ticket (Gala Film & Gala Party) $59; Gala Film only $20; All other individual tickets $15.

Use promo code “SFUW” for a special discount.

All tickets on sale now at vsaff.org

Details

When: March 31 - April 2, 2017. March 31-April 2, 2017. Gala film screens Friday at 7. Then films all day Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs; Festival Partners: City of Vancouver Cultural Services, John Fluevog Shoes, Georgia Straight, Nandos, Eventbrite, Save-On-Foods.