Musicians working under the banner of the Cape Cultural Collective have provided the music for a short fiction film set in District 6 during the forced removals. The film premieres in the United States next month.
The film includes original music composed by Mansoor Jaffer, Wayne Barthies and Mark Jannecke. The three guitarists as well as percussionist Bradley Lodewyk and banjo player Shuaib Morris made up the team that went into Eastern Acoustics Penny Lane Studios to have the music recorded. This initiative represented a new area of endeavour for the CCC.
The Divergence Film Foundation non-profit company and Green Leaf Films (Pty) Ltd announced late last week that the World Premier of ADDRESS UNKNOWN will take place at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia on 21 August 2020.
A few days later the news came through that the film will also feature at the 41st Durban International Film Festival in September.
The 24-minute film centres on a postman in District Six who faces the daily trauma of setting out to deliver letters and finds many of the intended recipients no longer living there. Against the backdrop of the 1976 rebellion, he sets off to Bonteheuwel in search of his childhood friend.
Nadine Angel Cloete (Action Kommandant) directed the film, which stars Stefan Erasmus (Trackers), Irshaad Ally (Nommer 37) and Bianca Flanders (The Riviera). Anton Fisher, a former journalist and anti-apartheid activist who was exiled in the eighties, wrote the script. Respected author Rehana Rossouw is an executive producer and Dominique Jossie the co-producer.
The announcement came just a week after the CCCs work was shared on a global anti-racism rally on 10 July 2020 that included people from the UK, Palestine, South Africa and the United States.
We are thrilled at this latest development, said Zenariah Barends, chairperson of the CCC Board. Covid 19 has disrupted our operation, but new opportunities are opening up and we are now sharing our work with audiences in other parts of the country and beyond.
Board member Ncebakazi Mnukwana said the project was a first for the CCC. With the music for the film, we have now expanded to another area of creativity, she said. It adds to the range of programmes we have done successfully over the years including choral music, community cultural concerts, human rights projects and theatre productions.
The film was produced in association with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). If you want to view the film via the BlackStar festival on 21 August, please visit http://www.blackstarfest.org or the Durban International Film Festival at http://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za
The CCC is a growing arts and culture movement that brings communities together and promotes personal and collective development through the Arts.
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