Sisters of the Wilderness is heartwarming, gentle and passionate and will leave you with a lot to think about long after you’re done watching. It follows the journey of five young women through iMfolozi Wilderness – the oldest Game Park in Africa – as they search for strength, both within themselves and from their compatriots, as well as forgiveness and the courage to make their mark in society. It also highlights the impact industrialisation and mining has had on this environmentally delicate area, and on the rest of the planet.
docLOVE is excited to break new ground in 2023 as we expand to the Eastern Cape with docLOVE Makhanda. We have been hoping to reach audiences in more parts of South Africa and thankful to our EC docLOVE team, Sivu Giba from Sivubuhle Media in East London and Alette Schoon from the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies for making it possible. The first screening will be acclaimed filmmaker Karin Slater‘s Sisters of the Wilderness, held at the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature in Worcester Street on Friday 17 February at 2-4pm. Seating is unreserved and free.
We look forward to rebooting our screenings in KwaZulu Natal at the end of February, along with our regular partners in Cape Town and Johannesburg, The Bioscope and Bertha House respectively. For the first half of this year our focus is on celebrating award winning South African films. Watch this space!
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