Without prior experience in environmental activism Jonathan Deal takes on the South African government and the powerful oil and gas industry in a bid to stop them from mining for shale gas in vast, pristine but semi-arid Karoo region. With little funding, stressed over wheather he would win the battle, doubt and the temptation to quit lingers on, but he solders on. For over two years, his organisation Treasure Karoo Action Group, manages keep fracking at bay. On April 15, 2013, Deal wins the acclaimed Goldman Environmental Prize in the US and prize money close to R1, 5 million which he injects into his campaign in order to shore up his fight which he hopes to win.
Loeries Exhibition goes to CityVarsity Cape Town Staying in Cape Town for the second leg of its tour, the Loeries Exhibition will visit CityVarsity at the Kloof Street campus from 2 – 5 April. It will showcase the recent award-winning work in a gallery format, providing the perfect platform for students and industry professionals to view the best brand communication from our region.
The Write Voice creative writing workshop offers writers a unique opportunity to find their purpose in writing and to explore the endless possibilities they have to tell their story and express themselves.
What would happen if an American soldier, an Israeli solder and an Arab soldier were accidentally locked in a room together with no way out. That is the premise of 3 Pegs, a new dramatic comedy starring Tom Sizemore co-produced by ZenHQ Films and Muddville.
'Roadmap to Apartheid' trailer
Directed by Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson
Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Colour Purple)
Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues, the producers take a close look at the apartheid comparison often used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their film breaks down the rhetorical analogy into a fact-based comparison, noting where the analogy is useful and appropriate, and where it is not.
This film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today.
The documentary will be screened at the Durban International Film Festival. For more information click here.