The DFA was established in 2007 to promote and protect the interests of doc filmmakers in South Africa. To contact the DFA, please use the contact form: here . The DFA website is at: Membership applications can be made through the website here.

10 August 2010

Here be Dragons premiere

Odette Geldenhuys is a DFA member and her Documentary film 'Here be Dragons' is about human rights icon George Bizos, will premiere at the forthcoming Encounters Film Festival. See below for screening details:

Screening times:
  • 8.30 pm, Friday 13 Aug: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront, Cape Town – world premiere
  • 6.30 pm, Thursday 19 Aug: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • 8.30 pm, Monday 23 Aug: The Bioscope, 286 Main Street, Johannesburg + drinks
  • 8.00 pm, Thursday 26 Aug 2010: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Nu Metro bookings – 0861 246 362
The Bioscope – to reserve seats -

Is it a coincidence that from Greek mythology to comics, the Superhero is really Everyman?

George Bizos is an international human rights icon, synonymous with saving Nelson Mandela from the gallows, with the inquest into Steve Biko's death and torture, and with more political trials than any other lawyer in South Africa. The dynamic between law and justice - and where the outcome is not always that predictable - is an underlying theme - rendered in a playful yet incisive way through a verite style that combines archives, feature films and comics. Intimately the film explores his life, not only George as Mandela's lawyer, but also George the gardener and storyteller. It reveals his humour despite tragic injustices, his humility despite having shaped the destiny of South Africa, and how the law became his sword to slay the dragons.

Directed and produced by Odette Geldenhuys, director of award-winning being pavarotti and Grietjie van Garies; co-produced by Catharina Weinek, cultural activist, writer, director and producer; edited by Tonia Selley, editor, singer and songwriter.

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