[jamiesocial] The documentary charts the daily life of lesbian couple Suzanne Du Toit and Anna-Mari De Vos, as well as their historic struggle to legally adopt children, be accepted by their community and receive equal treatment under the law. De Vos is the only female High Court judge in Pretoria, working in a conservative and […]
The spate of xenophobic violence in May 2008 sent shockwaves through South Africa and displaced thousands. Migrants sought asylum in various police stations, churches and other places of safety, creating a refugee crisis of overwhelming proportions. This film tells the story of the Jeppe and Cleveland refugee camps through the camp resident’s struggles against abject […]
Global temperatures are rising, and the African Continent is where they are felt most intensively. Unless a legally binding international agreement to reduce carbon emissions is put in place very soon, temperatures will soar, and Africa will be set to burn. Already we see the effects of global warming as drought, floods and famine stalk […]
The Pan-African Express tells the story of six young men from Morehouse College who visit South Africa for the first time trying to understand the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS by learning how various NGOs are assisting with the process of educating the public about the HIV/AIDS crisis. The film emphasizes an Afro-Centric education […]
Tzigara, a small town in the inland of Mozambique, short time after the civil war ended. Five explosions blew up five U.N. peace keeper soldiers. The only remaining evidences : sex organs and the typical blue helmets. A mysterious inquiry begins for the foreign U.N. investigator.
In Freedom Park, a squatter settlement in South Africa, a group of HIV-infected former sex-workers, created a network called Tapologo. They learn to be Home Based Carers for their community, transforming degradation into solidarity and squalor into hope. Catholic bishop Kevin Dowling participates in Tapologo, and raises doubts on the official doctrine of the Catholic […]
In Sinking Sands, Pabi (Ama Abebrese) is happily married, living a quiet and peaceful life. Then a domestic accident leaves her husband Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis) badly disfigured. Unable to live with his new features, Jimah becomes a monster. This sends their once peaceful relationship spiraling into abuse. Sinking Sands is a 2010 film from Ghana. […]
Scorned tells the story of Dea, who has spent two years in an abusive marriage to Orlando Thompson (Chris Attoh), a preacher’s son. The marriage has left her badly scarred. One night she finally fights back, and her husband is left close to death. Dea sees Orlando’s grasping for life as an opportunity–a chance to […]