Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
South African Film Festival
When: November 1-12, 2020
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
The highly anticipated South African Film Festival - now nationwide and virtual - showcases the best that South African film has to offer with an award-winning lineup of over fifteen features, documentaries and shorts that promise to inspire, inform and entertain.
South Africa has long been recognized by film afficionados as a source of outstanding cinema that reflects its rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equity, its complex political and economic reality and its widely diverse population. This top-notch Festival presents the pick of the crop, transforming your living room into a comfortable home cinema.
All screenings include optional bonus material that provide a more immersive experience and deepen the impact of the films. Bonus material includes introductions by directors and producers; expert panel discussions addressing the timely themes presented in screenings; audience Q&A and more.
The Festival opens with the acclaimed documentary feature, Beyond Moving, preceded by what will certainly be a hilarious kick-off event hosted by comedian, Riaad Moosa, who is following in the footsteps of South Africa’s Trevor Noah.
All proceeds from the South African Film Festival support Education without Borders, a Canadian charitable foundation that provides educational programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Canada and South Africa. So, when you buy a Festival ticket, you are directly supporting the hundreds of students who benefit from this work. Projects include funding for the Indigenous Storybook initiative, after-school programs with the Seabird Island Band, educational programs at four Western Cape townships and more. To date Education without Borders has raised over $250,000 to fund its programs.
We acknowledge that this event take place on the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations. Viewers may be watching from other territories.