Celebrating the Eastern Cape through the Eyes and Minds of Young Filmmakers

On 23 July 2013, the Steve Biko Foundation, in partnership with the multi-award winning Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, will host the Eastern Cape premiere of “Celebrating the Eastern Cape through the Eyes and Minds of Young Filmmakers.” This presentation will feature films produced by Eastern Cape filmmakers as well as a keynote address from the Province’s MEC of Arts and Culture, Ms. Xoliswa Tom.

“Funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the content being produced by Big Fish offers a fascinating window on South Africa’s complexities through the eyes and minds of young filmmakers. The themes tackled in these films vary enormously – from survival to identity, tradition vs. modernity, humour and history. We aim to produce socially relevant filmmakers telling insightful stories on what it means to be a South African in a newly developing country.” said Dr. Melanie Chait, CEO at Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking

The Steve Biko Centre—the host institution—is a national legacy project designed to channel interest in the life and work of Bantu Stephen Biko into a driver of social and economic development. Among other facilities, the Centre boasts an auditorium whose presentations include audio-visual material on history, culture, politics, social development and other works from Africa’s diverse communities. As noted by Steve Biko Foundation Director, Obenewa Amponsah, “The Steve Biko Foundation is extremely pleased to host these films at the Centre and to play a role in exposing the works of young South African filmmakers to communities. This premiere is just one aspect of a new partnership between SBF and Big Fish to document and make South African stories known to a broader audience.”

Event Details:

Date: 23 July, 2013
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Steve Biko Centre Auditorium
One Zotshie Street
Ginsberg, King William’s Town
RSVP: Ms. Pamela Court before 19 July
021 418 1737

For event or media enquiries about SBF and the Steve Biko Centre, please contact Ms Dibuseng Kolisang on 011 403 0310 or email dibuseng@sbf.org.za

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