FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions. “It’s Inside Job with bells on, and a frequently compelling thesis thanks to Ashcroft’s crack team of talking heads — economists, whistleblowers and Noam Chomsky, all talking with candour and clarity.” – Total Film'Click here to read full article...'
National Geographic Young Explorer Emily Ainsworth is a fearless anthropologist/photographer who joins a Mexican circus and gains privileged insight into the brighter and darker sides of a world of magic, masquerade, and skill.'Click here to read full article...'
I’m glad to have been the AWAMB’s film crew’s Knysna tour guide in their search for the positive side of the Great Knysna Fire. Some of the heroes appearing here are Dane Izatt (who, along with the George Ski Boat Club fought fires in Lake Brenton and evacuated people from Brenton-on-Sea to Buffalo Bay (and then onward to Sedgefield), Nardus Rademeyer (who along with a handful of others saved houses in League Street after the place his family was renting burnt down), Phillip Schoifer (who drove from Cape Town to race through a roadblock to cross a river to help … ‘Click here to read full article…’
There is danger in speaking truth to power. “The Hacker Wars- a film about the targeting of hacktivists and journalists by the US government. Hacktivists are either terrorists or freedom fighters depending on one’s perspective on who should control information. The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. The Hacker Wars tells the tales of the anarchic troll provocateur Andrew “weev” Aurenheimer, prodigy hacker hero Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown – three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This documentary series will astound and inform you! All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis. In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.” PART 1 – LOVE AND POWER In the first episode, Curtis traces the effects of Ayn Rand’s ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan. PART 2 – THE USE & ABUSE OF VEGETATIONAL CONCEPTS This episode investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Township Lessons from the Cape of Good Hope tells the powerful story of people living in the Cape Flats area outside of Cape Town, South Africa. It’s 20 years after Apartheid. How do township residents in slums cope with crime, unemployment and poverty in a country still very much struggling with racism, underdevelopment and inequality? The Dorp (The Real Cape Town): A society challenged by gang violence and drug abuse but with people that want to make a difference. We follow four characters representing four generations (childhood, youth, adulthood and senior) through their neighbourhood. We meet their friends and family … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This excellent overseas documentary on crime removes the myth of Cape Town. There are two worlds: the tourists get the police; the masses get hell without hope. “South Africa, today, has become the most violent democracy in the world…” Enter the South African Police Special Task Force. They’re our super police. This superb documentary shows their training, live crime reactions, their joys and successes, and digs into the hearts of these tough men. Forget the SAS, the SEALS etc. This is the real deal at home. This series is going to flll you with conflicting emotions. It’s going to make … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Would you sell your daughter for the sake of poverty, tradition or both? These beautiful young women in this video could’ve been seen in Sandton Mall or as the subject of a photo shoot on the Knysna Waterfront. At face value, i might have made the mistaken them as coo girls whose moms drive them via 4×4 to weekend shopping. However, when they speak, it’s obvious that i’d have been wrong. They’re down to earth and friendly. For want of better terms, these lasses are homely or the the girl next door. The difference between them and the stereotype i … ‘Click here to read full article…’
An American insight into white privilege that South Africans should watch. The concept of there being “two Americas” is almost as old as the nation itself. From the outset there were the landowners, the ruling class – the “haves”. And then there were the have-nots. That divide has been economic but also racial, with minorities claiming a disproportionately small share of the nation’s substantial wealth. And yet, a 2013 Pew Research Center study showed that half of white Americans surveyed do not feel that African Americans are treated less fairly by the police, employers, doctors and others. Only 13% of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
On Thursday, the Los Angeles serial killer nicknamed the Grim Sleeper was convicted of 10 murders. However, he may have killed far more than that. The background story is educational and eye-opening in that the police seemed to make no effort to catch him over a quarter century because the victims were black women, many prostitutes. In this documentary, a British filmmaker uncovers police apathy and easily discovers who is the Grim Sleeper. Fascinating viewing.'Click here to read full article...'