The FPB wants broadly defined powers to police everything published on the Internet – including blogs, personal websites and Facebook pages. The scary thing is the FPB seem to actually believe their own B.S.
Read more about the Right2Know campaign here and here.
For years the FPB has been struggling to remain relevant, but like any animal that is cornered and can see it’s own mortality, they are at their most dangerous. Not only are they trying to censor the country, they are trying to monetize the censorship. Nineteen eighty-four anyone? So the long version is the FPB Draft policy but ultimately attempting to get between the government and its money is probably not going to end well. We do what we can though.
The Shore Break tells the story of two cousins from South Africa’s Wild Coast have opposing plans to develop their land. Nonhle wants to develop eco-tourism in order to protect her community’s homes, farms, graves and traditional lifestyle while Madiba is planning a titanium mine and national tolled highway. Meanwhile, their King and Queen, who oppose the mine and highway, are deposed by the South African Government.
Directed by Ryley Grunenwald, The Shore Break was a selected project at the 2012 Durban FilmMart, the IDFA WorldView Summer School 2013, the Hot Docs Forum 2012 and the Hot Docs Dealmakers 2013.
It is co-produced by two South African companies, Grunenwald’s Johannesburg based Marie-Vérité Films and Odette Geldenhuys’ Cape Town-based frank films. It was in competition at the recent International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), and was named the Best Feature Length Documentary at the 2015 International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris.
Exquisitely filmed with arresting cinematography, The Shore Break
is edited by Kerryn Assaizky, features original songs by traditional local musician Ntombe Thongo, and sand animation by award-winning animator Justine Puren-Calverley. The almost Kentridgesque animation links sections and propositions in the film, subtly providing context and silent commentary, creating opportunities for the audience to reflect and muse.
Filmmaking the guerrilla way
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