2011 Documentary Week
14 – 20 November 2011
The Labia Cinema, Cape Town
As part of the 2011 Freedom to Create Prize celebrations, we screened a selection of films to celebrate this year's best film entries at the Labia, the oldest independent art-repertory cinema in South Africa.
For the past twenty-nine years, the Labia has been operating as a cinema on the alternative circuit appealing mainly to the more discerning viewer who enjoys its quality product and the charm of its old-world ambience.
2011 Freedom to Create Documentary Week was organised in collaboration with While You Were Sleeping, a Cape Town-based non-profit collective committed to bringing progressive, non-mainstream documentary films with important social and environmental messages to South African audiences.
- Son of Babylon 90 minutes Dir: Mohamed Al-Daradji (Iraq)
- Strangers No More 40 minutes Dir: Karen Goodman (United States of America)
- Teta, Al Marra (Grandma, A Thousand Times) 48 minutes Dir: Mahmoud Kaabour (Lebanon)
- Enemies of the People 93 minutes Producers: Thet Sambath (Cambodia)/ Rob Lemkin (United Kingdom)
- The Lost Girls of South Africa 76 minutes Dir/Producer: Deborah Shipley (United Kingdom) Producer: Xoliswa Sithole (South Africa)
- I Was Worth 50 Sheep 72 minutes Dir: Nima Sarvestani (Iraq)
- Kinshasa Symphony 95 minutes Dir: Martin Baer and Claus Wischmann (Germany)
- War Don Don 85 minutes Dir: Rebecca Richman Cohen (United States of America)