Johannesburg/Benoni

September 14th —> December 2nd, 2023


1960’s and 1990’s decades


September 14th 2023

Yale Road &, 1 Enoch Sontonga Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
WITS UNIVERSITY
Origins Centre


18:00—> Es’kia Colloqium.
Screening followed by Q&A with Ramadan Suleman


  • Fools
  • by Ramadan Suleiman
  • feature, fiction, South Africa, 1998, 90 min
  • Charterston Township 1990. Professor Zamani is respected in the township. To be sure, he once raped one of his students but the community turned a blind eye. When Zani, the raped girl’s brother, returns from Swaziland where he had the chance to study, he is determined to change everything….

September 21th 2023

Solomon Mahlangu building
WITS UNIVERSITY 

French and Francophone Department

(not open to public)


13:15 – 14:15 —> Screening (part of the programme Initiation Littérature Francophone with the 1st years)


  • Kaka-yo
  • by Sébastien Kamba
    short fiction, Congo, 1966, 28 min
  • Two young people fall in love and wish to marry, but a sorcerer advises the fiancé to test his bride’s feelings…

September 28th 2023

Solomon Mahlangu building
WITS UNIVERSITY 

French and Francophone Department

(not open to public)


13:15 – 14:15 —> Screening (part of the programme Initiation Littérature Francophone with the 1st years)


  • On the Dune of Solitude (Sur la dune de la solitude)
  • by Timité Bassori,
  • short fiction, Ivory Coast, 1966, 32 min
  • The film is based on a legend in which Mamy Watta, the goddess of water, seduces humans…

October 12th 2023

Solomon Mahlangu building,
WITS UNIVERSITY 

French and Francophone Department

(not open to public)


13:15 – 14:15 —> Screening (part of the programme Initiation Littérature Francophone with the 1st years)


  • The Return of an Adventurer (Le retour d’un aventurier)
  • by Moustapha Alassane, 
  • short fiction, Niger, 1966, 34 min
  • Jimmy returns to his village in Niger from a trip to the United States. As a gift to his friends, he brings back full cowboy outfits from the Far West…

October 13th 2023

Solomon Mahlangu building, 3rd floor
WITS UNIVERSITY 

French and Francophone Department

Room SM3004

in association with Cinema TAKE

Free admission


15:00 – 17:00 —> Program 1968/1969 (85 min) + Followed by Q&A with Percy Zvomuya (writer and critic)

Program 1968 / 1969 (85 min)


  • Cabascabo
  • by Oumarou Ganda,
  • medium length, fiction, Niger, 1968, 45 min
  • Rhodesia Countdown
  • by Michael Raeburn,
  • medium length, documentary, Zimbabwe, 1969, 40 min

October 20th 2023

Solomon Mahlangu building, basement
WITS UNIVERSITY 

French and Francophone Department

Room SM3004

in association with Cinema TAKE

Free admission


15:00 – 17:00 —> Screening followed by a Q&A with Dyana Gaye (filmmaker and co-curator of Tigritudes, a panafrican film cycle)

Program 1990


  • Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
  • by Raoul Peck,
  • feature, documentary, Haiti, 1990, 69 min
  • « If I die tomorrow, it’s because a white man has armed a black man », repeated future Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in 1960. A highly personal film by a Haitian filmmaker who grew up in Leopoldville.

October 21st 2023

13 Liverpool Rd, Benoni South, Benoni, 1501
SIBIKWA ARTS CENTER
(Benoni)

Free admission


12:00 —> Screening
Program YOUNG AUDIENCES 1
Short films program – 8/11 years old (29 min)


  • Samba le grand
  • by Moustapha Alassane,
    short, animation, Niger, 1977, 14 min
  • A nous la rue
  • by Moustapha Dao,
  • short, fiction, Burkina-Faso, 1987, 15 min

October 22nd 2023

13 Liverpool Rd, Benoni South
SIBIKWA ARTS CENTER (Benoni)

Free admission


13:00 —> Screening
Program YOUNG AUDIENCES 2
Short films program -11/14 years old (55 min)


  • Diplomate à la tomate
  • by Samba Félix N’Diaye,
    short, documentary, Senegal, 1989 11 min
  • Mwansa the great
  • by Rungano Nyoni,
    short, fiction, Zambia/UK, 2011,
    24 min
  • Da Yie
  • by Antony Nti,
    short, fiction, Ghana/Belgium, 20 min

October 24th 2023

44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng
THE BIOSCOPE

in association with Cinema TAKE

Free admission on reservation here : https://www.thebioscope.co.za/


19:00 —> Screening followed by a Q&A with Guest Speaker

Program 1996


  • FLAME
  • by Ingrid Sinclair, feature (fiction), Zimbabwe, 1996, color, 90 min
  • In 1975, the « chimurenga » (war of liberation) is raging in Rhodesia. One night, a group of fighters come to recruit volunteers in the small village where Florence and Nyasha, both 15, live…

Director’s Fortnight Cannes 1996


November 9th 2023

29 Chiswick road in Brixton
BREEZEBLOCK

in association with Cinema TAKE

Admission R 30

Popcorn for free

Drinks & food available for purchase


18:30 —> Screening followed by a Q&A with Guest speaker + DJ set by CHIBUKURENGA of BLKJKSSNDSYSTM (9-10pm)

Program 1992


  • Quartier Mozart
  • by Jean-Pierre Bekolo
  • feature, fiction, Cameroon, 1992, 80 min
  • Re-imagining several folk tales into a contemporary setting, director Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s first feature film recounts the story of a young girl who is magically transformed into a swaggering Casanova nicknamed « My Guy »…

November 16th 2023

34 Wimbledon Rd,
Brixton
SOPHIATOWN ARTS AKADEMY (Brixton)

in association with Cinema TAKE

Free admission


18:00 – 20:00 —> Screening followed by a Q&A with Guest Speaker

Program 1992


Colobane, a small town asleep in the dusty heat of the Sahel, the ghost of a charming town struck by poverty. Griots announce incredible news: Linguère Ramatou (Ami Diakhate), thirty years on and now an arch-billionaire, is back…


November 18th 2023

Francophone Library, 17
Lower Park Dr, Parkview
DIBUKA Alliance Française

in association with Épelle-moi

Free admission


10:00 —> Screening
Program YOUNG AUDIENCES 2
Short films program -11/14 years old (55 min)



December 2nd 2023
OF SOUL AND JOY (Thokoza)

in association with Cinema TAKE

Free admission

15:00 —> Screening followed by a Q&A with Guest Speaker

Program 1960/1964



Partners Tigritudes, Johannesburg / Benoni


Partners Tigritudes, South Africa


Partners Tigritudes, African tour