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13 April 2011

From the Edge Begins Transmission

Saamstaan Again is a 24 minute documentary about a little newspaper that had a major effect on the lives of those in the Southern Cape and Karoo. Being a multi-language newspaper, opposing government’s hypocritical Apartheid regime in the 1980’s, Saamstaan set the benchmark for journalists fight for freedom of speech. In this film we follow four journalists as they tell their story of how this newspaper, based in Oudsthoorn, made a big difference in its community. Saamstaan spread through Oudsthoorn and George but reached hearts and homes beyond the borders of the southern Cape. Fighting for freedom through words, these journalists changed politically manipulated mindsets for liberty and fairness. T-shirts hidden in freezers and court cases before the wedding day. These journalists fought for freedom of speech with everything they had.

Saamstaan Again will be broadcast on SABC 2 at 20:30 on the 8th of May. It is part of the Kevin Harris – From the Edge – documentary mentorship series.

For further information contact Candice Prinsloo at

Please see below the schedule for the From the Edge Documentary Mentorship series, headed up by Kevin Harris. My documentary, Saamstaan Again, will be broadcast on the 8th of May on SABC 2 at 20:30. The series starts on the 24th of April. Please pass this e-mail on to your contacts. Thank you for supporting local film!

Week 1 24 April 2011 at 20h30 on SABC 2
“The Travelling Salesman” - 24 minute;
“Firmly in the Driver’s Seat” – 24 minute;

Week 2
“I now pronounce you Man & Husband” – 48 minute;

Week 3 8 May 2011 at 20h30 on SABC 2
“Pinky & the Computers” – 24 minute;
“Saamstaan Again” – 24 minute;

Week 4
“DIY Kid – the Billy Selekane Story” – 24 minute;
“Koriana Mantsa” – 24 minute;

Week 5
“Load for Daily Bread” – 24 minute;
“Zimbabwe - Past the Post .... on a dark horse" - 24 min Episode 1.

Week 6
“Zimbabwe - Past the Post .... on a dark horse" - 48 min Episode 2.

Candice Prinsloo

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