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11 June 2011

Out in Africa Encourages You to Attend Encounters

Back for our cinematic pleasure is the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in its 13th year. As always the festival shows an array of lifestyles and this year they have again splashed in two documentaries that will be of interest to queer cinema lovers.

G-Spotting: A Story of Pleasure and Promise looks at the mystery of the Grafenberg Spot and the debate about it's existence along with the expectations and controversy around the G-Spot.

Glitterboys and Ganglands gives us an intimate look at the Miss Gay Western Cape pageant and brings us into the lives of some of the contestants taking us onto a heart warming journey of the day to day lives of the lovely queens. Director Lauren Beukes has just won the Arthur C Clarke award for her scifi novel Zoo City too.

There will be panel discussions and question and answer sessions for both movies.

The festival kicks off on the 9th of June and rolls on til the 26th, so be sure to catch the above two and other offerings on the programme. For more info visit and you can also check out trailers of the doccies on the Encounters facebook page,

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