About the event:
The Black Filmmakers Film Festival (BFFF) connects and showcases artists of colour from across the African continent and black diaspora through a series of events and workshops in the field of film and media. Through its various events, it seeks to establish itself as a principal port of call for aspiring black creatives, empowering them to realise their ideas in a supportive environment marked by mutual assistance and purposeful collaboration.
SEE EVENT PROGRAMME BELOW: Tickets available at The Labia Theatre – R40
14:00 Welcome by Khanya Siyengo (MC)
14:05 Performance by Zane Mbizo & Mapumba Cilombo
14:20 Introduction video
14:25 Cape Brown (8 min) A documentary film created by Shiba Melissa Mazaza
In the most Eurocentric cities on the continent young Africans are equally plagued and perplexed by the things they experience in their daily life. Race, gender, class and culture are so diverse, yet so segregated. Calling this city home, yet being so far from home has its benefit and drawbacks.
14:35 Road Warrior (29 min)
Based on a true story on Brian Mitchell a South African 14 time World Champion and International Boxing hall of famer. Co-Producer Vuks Ngcingwana.
Two boxers, from opposing worlds become unlikely friends on their journey to becoming World Champions. The only thing standing in their way is each other.
At a time where prejudice between the races was at an all time high, a black and white boxer from poverty stricken backgrounds set out to capture the World Super-Feather Weight Boxing Title during the Apartheid era in South Africa. Mzi Thulo beats Michael Taylor in their first bout held in the black township. As time goes by the two boxers gain mutual respect for one another in and out of the ring which leads to an epic rematch.
15:05 Feature documentary Film: Nelson Mandela the myth and me by Khalo Matabane (85 mins)
The documentary made by a young South African filmmaker before nelson Mandela`s death which raise important question about the iconic leather`s legacy.
16:40 Q&A with Khalo Matabane and shiba Melissa Mazaza
Location: The Labia Theatre
68 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001