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JOIN US FOR THE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE FILM ‘INVINCIBLE DARKIES’

The second of January, or Tweede Nuwejaar, has always been important to the people of the Cape. During this time, Dutch slave masters were on holiday and slaves took the freedom of the city. On Tweede Nuwejaar the slaves brought life to the city, filling the streets with music, dance, colour and festivity.

In 2010 the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of Cape Town, attempted to force the Cape Minstrels or the Kaapse Klopse to march an alternative route and to bring the festival forward by one day. The Klopse refused, stood their ground, and lead a 40 000 strong protest march along their ancestral route and on the day that they felt commemorated their culture.

Since this date, the Kaapse Klopse have every year fought the City of Cape Town for the right to evoke the rebel spirit of our slave ancestry.

Invincible Darkies is a 30-minute documentary film that follows the footsteps of Gertrude Square and her Valhalla Park Entertainers. The film draws attention to the type of super human strength required to annually march the streets of Cape Town and to practice our culture. The film calls into communion all those Capetonians, South Africans and Africans who recognise that our space for self-expression and dignity in the land of our birth is being eroded daily. Also, the process of creating Invincible Darkies has in itself become an act of rebellion challenging street culture artists to use their skills as weapons for social change.

The screening on 11 April from 2 – 5 pm at the District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre is the collaborative effort of at least four entities who believe this is an urgent and important conversation to continue. The event is jointly organised by the District 6 Museum, the Cape Minstrel Carnival Association, the Valhalla Park Entertainers and Kino Kadre.

Contact: Taryn Mackay: tarynmckei@gmail.com

Address: 25 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Date: 11 April, 2-5pm

the joburg kino kadre circle met in eldos, extension 2 yesterday to discuss how we can continue to use film and the camera as a powerful tool in the hands of the people.

after reasoning and sharing we agreed on the following as a plan for forward action:

street archives

kino kadre will continue to build our resource space at the keleketla library, drill hall, noord. here film kadres can watch films and get access to film training material. the space is open every monday and friday for people to come through and grow as film activists and artists. over the next few weeks we’ll be painting and working the space so activists with time and energy are welcome to add their hands to the work.

ghetto cinema

kino kadre will hold a community screening in eldos in three weeks.

venue: dallas flats, extension 3, eldos

time: 18:30

lineup:

khonexted (esley philander): Khoi Khonnexion’s Garth Erasmus, Jethro Louw and Glen Arendse who feature in khonexted as well as Indigenous Rogue AKA Ferdinand Van Tura explores some of their thinking of identity and questions of culture…

the unseen ones (kurt orderson): niko10long is die seun van die wesbank wat prober om met word, sound, power a positive message te bring vid die kindlers van die ghetto.

eldorado (shaldon & lorreal ferris): the evening’s feature a mirror reflection of the life and times of eldorado park over three decades. the film was largely shot at the dallas flats and this will be the first time that the movie is shown to this community that helped build the film project.

get in touch with us for more information and come through to build indigenous, independent, rebellious film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

this friday, 2 april @ 6pm
11584 nkadimeng street, orlando west
those not sure of address can meet at nambita, vilikazi street @ 5:30
 
two pieces of cinematic art will be screened –
    * the fiction feature film – trailer  “Days and nights of Love and Faya”
by memory’s child – Eugene Paramoer

that explores the notion of memory in relation to our proud struggle heritage during colonialism, up onto the 1980’s in Southern Africa…
   * an investigative, factual documentary-  “Sikhula Sonke”
by author, director – Kim Munsammy

chronicling the heroic actions of a farm workers organisation ‘Sikhula Sonke’ and their brave battle for land rights and against the injustices still suffered by impoverist, farm workers…
all welcome, contact any of us for more information &
spread the word!
 
mo’ love! mo’ fire! mo’ rebellion!

jhb has begun to once again seek out the spear of rebellion, stoke the fires of discontentment & do battle with the “infection of the soul-chewing maggots of pessimism, futility & shame”…

from the ashes, we have decided to rise….

the imbawula circle that met yesterday,sunday 22 march will be launching the joburg kino kadre community screening sessions in orlando west,

2 april 2010….

we will be spreading the word via a designed emailer & flyer and humbly request the following guidance from our fellow rougues in cape town:

  • any documentation speaking to the guiding principles of kino kadre…..specifically writings that will help us select the content for these sessions
  • any guidance/ samples/ history on kino kadre’s visual/design identity….
  • permission to re-interpret and revamp the existing blog…

from the ashes, we choose to rise!

more love! more fire! more rebellion!

taryn (logistics & equipment)

nomzamo (content)

rasik (multi-media & design)

zandi (new circle growth)

“liberation struggles are not about assimilation but about asserting difference, endowing that difference with dignity & prestige & insisting on it as a condition of self-definition & self determination” germaine greer

the line has been entrenched…

our ideological trenches is being dug, as i’m

typing this message of potentail hope… (avoiding getting ahead of ourselves)

the film industry is being changed, never will it be the same again…

an exploration into ghetto cinema was launched in Netreg, Bonteheuwel on the wetlands of the Cape Flats this past Saturday, 6 March 2010…

we were bold enough to have an open air cinematic experience in the ghetto @ 7 Mahogany Street and it was fucking amazing…

we had our difficulties, weather, technical and time restraints, yet we pulled it off…

for after the shots and faya of bloody minded belief… comes the meaningful cultural interventions…

film makers, artist, activist, youth, elders and even the thugs came, they even want to know

when are we doing it again…

three pieces of cinematic art were screened –

i) the fiction feature film – trailer

“Days and nights of Love and Faya”

by memory’s child – Eugene Paramoer

that explores the notion of memory in relation to our proud struggle heritage during colonialism, up onto the 1980’s in Southern Africa…

ii) an investigative, factual documentary-

“Sikhula Sonke”

by author, director – Kim Munsammy

chronicling the heroic actions of a farm workers organisation ‘Sikhula Sonke’ and their brave battle for land rights and against the injustices still suffered by impoverist, farm workers…

iii) a rough cut of the short film – “Khonexted”

by Esley Philander and Ferdi aka indigenous rogue

the short film explores memory, Khoi First Nation Identity and land rights issues…

so there you have it my fellow warriors, activist, artist and friends…

the portal to our past / new way of being has been opened…

reclaiming our dignity is worth all the sacrifice needed to claim it…

till the next kino kadre session, shoot and screening…

forwardever!!!

yet most importantly, never to be forgetten, may we always remain loving, caring, patient and nurturing as we are this new world…

mo’ love, mo faya…

indigenous rogue, signin’ off…

we emerge from our ideological slumber, ready to pick up the baton of hope for the wretched once again …

for after the shots…

comes the faya of bloody minded belief,

consequence of despised beings refusing to meekly accept our prescribed roles

of mindless bigots, in need of hand outs and kick backs…

crumbs has never filled the gut of a deprived being, ever…

for as we are creating this new humane world, we shall not ignore or forget those that came before us…

those presently amongst us

and all those to follow us into this sick, decaying world…

it is our responsibility to keep being and believing in ourselves as the other…

and leave this place in better shape then we found it, in our own small way…

we did not create this world we were born into it, some of us literary enslaved

the era of profit maximizing is over and that’s the word…

so let them laugh at us from their glass towers over their bloated stomachs

their opulent, irrelevant wealth has them feeling arrogant,

yet at the same time insecure (their weakness)…

for they know, try as they might,

they might be fooling the masses,

but there are some of us that do not, blatantly refuse to, be treated like sheep or except oblivion…

we are the new one’s born, the last of the integri-knights, taking our stand,

whilst shamelessly holding the line!!!

for, enough is enough!!!

forwardever!!!

yet most importantly, may we always remain loving, caring and nurturing as we are creating this new world…

………. so to the actual reason of this mail…………

we are launching ‘Kino Kadre’ for the year on saturday 6 march 2010 @ 8pm in Bontehuewel @ 7 Mahogany street, Netreg…

we will be screening the trailer, deafening echo’s and introduce who we are to the communities of Bonteheuwel, netreg, Golden Gate, Kalkstten and Valhala Park to ghetto film making…

if you are in the cape and free stiek uit…

mo’ love, mo faya…

indigenous rogue, signin’ off…

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