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    2007 Festival Dates
13 - 22 July 2007

Cape Town
20 July - 5 August 2007
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Cultural issues in filmmaking

The tension between the dichotomies of tradition and modernity are currently a hot
topic in the South African film industry. Interest groups believe certain cultural practices
should remain secret, known only to initiates. Filmmakers believe freedom of expression is crucial for their work and livelihoods. Straddling the divide is the broadcaster, commissioning films, and consulting with the cultural interest groups on whether to broadcast them.

Is this censorship? Are filmmakers insensitive to cultural practices and protocols? What does this mean for the documentary genre and its representation of these practices?
These questions, and more, will be debated with a panel that includes representatives of them SABC, cultural groups, academics, the Freedom of Expression Institute and filmmakers.

Guaranteed to be a lively debate, we look forward to you being there!

PANELISTS: Johannesburg
• Virginia Setshedi, Freedom of Expression Institute
• Ms Thembakazi Mvitshane, Heritage Education, Nelson Mandela Museum, EC
• Busi Chaane, Head of Factual, SABC
• Beathur Baker, Special Projects, SABC
• Mickey Dube, Filmmaker
Chair: Prof Tawana Kupe, Dean of Humanities, Wits

• Ms Thembakazi Mvitshane, Heritage Education, Nelson Mandela Museum, EC
• Thando Shozi, CE, SABC
• Busi Chaane, Head of Factual, SABC
• Beverly Mitchell, Producer, Writer, Director
Chair: Dr Herbert Vilakazi, Sociologist, Kwa-Zulu Natal Univeristy

Jhb: Nu Metro Hyde Park 6.30pm – 9pm Monday 16 July
CT: Nu Metro V&A Waterfront 6.30pm – 9pm Wednesday 25 July

Entrance is free of charge. Collect tickets at the Box Office.