A camera on my lap and Ulwandle Lushile, East London

A camera on my lap and Ulwandle Lushile, East London

A camera on my lap and Ulwandle Lushile, East London

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A camera on my lap and Ulwandle Lushile, East London

March 22 @ 17:00 - 19:00

DFA’s docLOVE in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council, the PESP4 and National Film and Video Foundation and the Cortex Hub invites you to join us for a screening of “A camera on my lap” directed by Dr Shelley Barry and “Ulwandle Lushile” directed by Tembisa Jordaan.
Shot on a mobile phone during lockdown in Gqeberha, South Africa, a filmmaker contemplates creating within an unchanging frame of reference. The film centres around her home, The Blue House, a tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo was her source of inspiration when she became a person with a disability during a turf war in Cape Town in 1996. A camera on my Lap ponders questions concerning representation on the cinematic screen and responds to the challenge of creative practice during a pandemic.
Ulwandle Lushile – meeting the tides is about the unheard voices of traditional marine fishers. On the doorstep of Isimangaliso Wetland Park – a nature lover’s wonderland that attracts tourists from all over the world – are the homes of the poorest and most marginalized coastal communities who have a high dependency on natural resources for survival. In the heart of the most tranquil beaches, we follow brave village Women as they conquer the harshness of the waves just to provide for their families. We take a walk in their shoes as they share in on their past and present experiences of the ocean, the generational access to marine living resources, their indigenous knowledge on the practice of mussel harvesting and what they hope for in future, especially since they were once criminalized during apartheid times for wanting to provide food for their families.


March 22
17:00 - 19:00


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Cortex Hub
33 Church Street,
East London, Eastern Cape
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