docLOVE Screening of Dorpie in Bloemfontein

docLOVE Screening of Dorpie in Bloemfontein

docLOVE Screening of Dorpie in Bloemfontein

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docLOVE Screening of Dorpie in Bloemfontein

March 23 @ 14:00 - 16:00

DFA’s docLOVE in partnership with the PESP4 and National Film and Video Foundation invites you to join us for a screening of “Dorpie” directed by DFA member Julia Jaki. The small South African town of Bredasdorp has been shaken by a series of rapes and murders of women. Femicide and violence against women reach pandemic levels in the country as a whole. Community worker Lana O’Neill runs a safe house – the only one in the whole region. Lana’s activities range widely, from picking up intoxicated women under a bridge to negotiating funding with the deputy mayor. Following Lana as she goes about her daily business, we see how a legacy of inequality, poverty and violence wreak havoc on the lives of women. The local government, meanwhile, is doing little to help Lana fund self-defence classes and we watch as the pressure of work inevitably increases on the fierce activist. DORPIE, filmed over the course of five years, is a portrait of a woman making the most of her grassroots leadership qualities, but who is struggling against the tide.


March 23
14:00 - 16:00


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Waaihoek Wesleyan Church, Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein Central
Bloemfontein, 9301
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