ATTENTION ALL TV and FILM LOVERS
TUESDAY MAY 6th at the HOUSE OF NSAKO, 101 HIGH STREET, BRIXTON, JOHANNESBURG. 7.49 PM SHARP!
SURPRISE SELECTION FROM INPUT 2008
If you couldn’t make it to INPUT or you need to get away for awhile, this is a great place to do it!
The filmmakers will be in attendance.
ANTONIA – (Drama series from Brazil) – 30 mins
Four women who work as backup vocalists start their own hip-hop group called Antonia and deal with crime, violence, and social issues in Brasilandia, a neighborhood of Sao Paolo. Antonia is not a story of vulnerable women in a harsh society – these women are models of assertiveness and perseverance. Featuring four real Brzailian hip-hop stars in the main foles, Antonia is filled with vital energy, great music, and an irrepressible spirit.
A SON’S SACRIFICE (Documentary short from USA) – 27 mins
How does TV deal with the conflict between Islamic tradition and western values? How do Islamic immigrants in western societies identify their deep roots? How do Muslims make sense of living in these contradictory worlds, how do they divide themselves between these opposite lifestyles? Find some answers through the story of Imran, a young successful man in the advertising business in New York who, one day, decides to take over the family business, a Halaal slaughterhouse.
NOSALTRES (Docmentary from Senegal) – 71 mins – TO BE CONFIRMED tonight
“Nosaltres” means “us” in Catalan. A group of immigrants from Mali have been living in a small town in Catalonia, Spain, for almost eight years and have had mininal contact with the local Catalan community. The film articulates the social isolation experienced by Malian men working in Catalonia, while voicing the feelings of uncertainty expressed by the indigenous Catalan people. This documentary takes off the “make-up”, the prejudices we all wear, and achieves the goal of bringing the two communities together for a real exchange of opinions and perceptions. Can they achieve harmony and equilibrium?
ABOUT DARKIEMENTARY FILIM NITES:
Mahala Media is producing this screening series every Tuesday night at the House of Nsako, screening local and international truths and fikshans through an AfriKan lenz. Dinner and drinks are served at the venue.
ABOUT THE HOUSE OF NSAKO:
The House of NsAkO is a Museum and Institute of African POpular KAlture – MIAPOKA! Music, Art, Film, Food, Fashion, Literature & Dance all come together to create Josi’s most unique, inspiring venue that ACCURATELY reflects the contemporary South African experience. NsAkO was recently featured in the City Press. More info at www.nsako.co.za.
To reserve a seat or for more information please contact Neo at 072 619 6203 or Senele at 082 958 6677. email: firstname.lastname@example.org