Vancouver South African Film Festival

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April 5-6, 2014

Vancouver South African Film Festival 

Reel Causes is proud to be a community partner with the Vancouver South African Film Festival 


Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts  (map)
149 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Sponsored Screening Documentary shorts   

Sunday April 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Wives of Miya


A group of women in an impoverished Eastern Cape village create a singing and dancing group to make some money and celebrate their culture. The Wives of Miya explores this economic development  project and at the same time engages the women in frank and personal conversations about their lives – their arranged marriages, their relationships with their husbands, their families and their traditions; an extraordinary exploration of continuity and change.Nominated: Best Documentary for Anthropology at the International “Gold Panda”| Awards For Students of Sichuan TV Festival, 2013

 Ndiyindoda: I am a Man


Every year thousands of teenage Xhosa boys undergo ritual circumcision. The practice is carried out in a manner that has changed little in the 80 years since young Nelson Mandela cried ”Ndiyindoda! I Am    A Man!” But there are growing concerns about these ceremonies. In the past 10 years, more than 500 boys have lost their lives, while hundreds more have been mutilated. Despite its dangers, the practice     shows no sign of abating. Ndiyindoda documents the stories of three people who have participated in the ritual, including a grieving mother who lost her son.

A Country Imagined — KwaZulu-Natal, Living in the Past through the Present


A Country Imagined takes us on an unusual
and rewarding journey through South Africa as it explores the landscapes that have inspired artists, writers, musicians and dancers for centuries. Presented by one  of South Africa’s most loved and famous musicians and dancers, Johnny Clegg, who is also an anthropologist.



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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC