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  • I am delighted to announce Chasing Mandela's Rainbow official selection  to Short to the Point ISFF AWARDS
  • The 86' film festival version will be ready in the new year!
  • Final Cut (52' version) now complete! Please contact Windrose.fr for sales in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Go to https://www.windrose.fr/line-up/current-affairs-social-issues/

 

  • I am delighted to announce that the Knowledge Channel (Kunskapskanalen ) within UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) and part of the public service broadcasting group in Sweden, with Swedish Radio (SR) and Swedish Television (SVT) have signalled they would like to broadcast Chasing Mandela's Rainbow. Subject to an agreement this might be broadcast in August 2020!

https://kunskapskanalen.se

  • I am delighted to have been accepted for the Aphrodite Film Awards in New York City on 17th September 2019!

http://www.aphroditefilmawards.com

  • I am delighted to have been selected for the African World Doc Film Festival! However I have decided to postpone this for their next year's festival in 2020.
  • Chasing Mandela's Rainbow is now being promoted by the European Documentary Network! http://edn.network/video/chasing-mandelas-rainbow/
  • Chasing Mandela's Rainbow has been accepted into the Docs Without Borders Film Festival and into the official competition https://www.dwbff1.com/
  • From Mary Metcalfe, Professor of Education at Witwatersrand University: The contrast of education quality in the footage is devastating - I would love to use this when it is public. Great to see the glorious success of the lovely Durban Headboy. The vulnerability and pain of Andile is so moving. Lovely visuals throughout - a great feeling of the earth. Also I like the personal family context - your school, your dad’s school. I am interested in the amazing efforts of the teachers throughout - but how they battle against such enormous contextual constraints!
  • Dr Catalin Brylla, Senior Lecturer in Film, University of West London: As journalistic TV documentary it works really well. It is a great piece for broadcasting and activist contexts (community screenings, fundraising, awareness-raising).
  • Henry Bromelkamp, Director of Africa Classroom Connection, President of Bromelkemp Company: The content is beautiful, photography and the students are impressive testaments to the disparity of South African education.
  • Eric Liknaitzky Director of Contemporary Films: I have to say I'm very impressed. Wouldn't hesitate to offer this to TV if it comes to that.
  • Phil Davies, M.A. in Film Studies, Teacher of Film, Media Studies and English: I’ve just watched your documentary for the first time. This is an amazing development from the work you last shared with me. The photography and editing are really impressive. The children's stories are very moving indeed. I really liked the way that, most of the time, the subjects were allowed to speak for themselves. You have put a huge amount of time and energy into this and you must feel really proud of your achievement.
  • Duncan Adams, South African Geologist: I think it is an honest look at the realities of education for the majority of South Africans, unfortunately. I enjoyed the cinematography which was very professional. The three stories gives a good breakdown of different scenarios in SA education for poorer people. I was moved by all three stories. The absence of parents and particularly fathers is significant in all three cases. I believe it is still a result of years of apartheid and colonialism.
  • Real Isacowitz, Lecturer and Teacher of Pilates: I think you did an incredible job. Very professional, heart wrenching, the commentary was well written and well delivered. Bravo!
  • Norman Joseph, Pilot in South African Airways: I take my hat off to you for your perseverance, it is very well done and if it gets distributed it should open some people's eyes.
  • Christopher White, Editor with BBC and Channel 4: I think you should be hugely proud! It's a coherent and watchable story and Phendulani, in particular, comes off very likeable. Well done, your persistence and dedication is hugely admirable!