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13 August 2010

SCREENING OF AFRIKANER AFRIKAAN AT ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL

Rina Jooste has great pleasure in inviting you to the screening of her documentary film AFRIKANER AFRIKAAN

Screened at Encounters International Film Festival
17 August 2010, 19h15, Labia on Orange, Cape Town, followed by panel discussion
23 August 2010, 18h30, Labia on Orange, Cape Town
26 August 2010, 19h00, The Bioscope, Main Street Life, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, followed by Q & A by director
Tickets available at the venue or www.thebioscope.co.za

Synopsis
Using music as a springboard for discussion, Jooste’s selection of muso protagonists, Deon Maas, Sean Else and Johrne van Huyssteen, captures the new buoyancy and divergence in Afrikaner identities freed from the straitjacket of Afrikaner nationalism. This white minority culture is in disarray as the foundations of its authority and identity disappear: political dominance; influence of the church; white supremacy by virtue of skin colour. The enduring power of music and song to express and assert identity, and protest, is evidenced in the recent De la Rey phenomenon (it sold over 200,000 copies), and the popularity of Fokofpolisiekar, a punk Afrikaans band who refuse to be apologizers but are moulding a more progressive identity for Afrikaans youth. Even before this, in the 1980’s, the foundations were laid by artists such as Koos Kombuis and Johannes Kerkorrel, who first questioned the Afrikaans norm. The film’s title is a phrase coined by the late Frederik van Zyl Slabbert to redefine “Afrikaner”, a term associated with racial exclusion, as African Afrikaner.

Featuring music of Fokofpolisiekar, Ddisselblom, Bok van Blerk, Glaskas, Lianie May, Koos Kombuis.

Production team
Producer / Director: Rina Jooste
DOP: Ryley Olivier
Editor: CA van Aswegen
Executive Producer: Ingrid Gavshon
Director Rina Jooste’s passion for researching socio-political issues and the psyche of people in post-apartheid South Africa, led her to make documentary films three years ago. To date Jooste has made 12 documentaries- many of which have been selected to screen at film festivals. Her documentary BETRAYED, about the South African border war, was nominated for a 2007 SAFTA award. Jooste recently started Full Circle Productions with filmmaker partner Nadiva Schraibman. They are currently training unemployed youth in Alexandra and Khayelitsha townships to become video journalists with the support of FIFA and Sony International. Jooste recently completed the feature length documentary CAPTOR AND CAPTIVE, the story of two enemy soldiers who meet 30 years after an event that changed both their lives, to be released September 2010.

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