The Vancouver South African Film Festival (“VSAFF”) takes place this Saturday and Sunday, introducing and showcasing South African film to local audiences.
What: 4th Vancouver South African Film Festival
When: April 5 & 6, all day
Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s
Tickets: Available online
Vancouver South African Film Festival Highlights
This year’s gala film is Soft Vengeance (Saturday, April 5th at 7:30pm). This documentary is about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Shining a spotlight on Albie’s story provides a prism through which to view the challenges faced by those unable to tolerate a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment of South Africa’s majority black population. Albie, who was appointed as a judge on Mandela’s first Constitutional Court in 1994, will be in attendance for a Q&A session.
The Creators (Saturday, April 5th at 5:30pm) has won awards at the National Geographic All Roads Film Fest, the World Music Independent Film Fest and the Rosebud International Film Fest. A graffiti artist, a budding opera star, a breakdance activist, two Xhosa Afro-blues artists, a spoken word performer who works in a prison, and a radical black/white duo from Soweto and Pretoria – each charts a course that both shines the light on today’s South African questions and presents unique artistic answers.
The VSAFF gala will take place in Gastown at Fluevog Shoes following the gala film, Soft Vengeance. Tickets for the gala film and party are limited. The $90 full festival pass also gets you into the party. Check out the full festival lineup online.
Win Tickets to the VSAFF
I have the opportunity to give away a pair of tickets to any of the VSAFF film features. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 11:00am on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
The Vancouver South African Film Festival also raises funds for Education without Borders, which works with township schools in South Africa and to date the festival has contributed $55,000 thanks to your support. Follow the VSAFF on Twitter and Facebook for more information.
Update The winner is Jae!