Dance Me to The End of Time
Sat Apr 27, 16:00 - Sun Apr 28, 11:30
Dance Me to The End of Time is a deeply personal film about love in the face of death. Award-winning filmmaker, Melanie Chait, documented the last four years of her life-partner, outspoken lesbian, artist, and theatre director, Nancy Diuguid's life, as she fought breast cancer. Woven into Nancy's story are insights from US scientist and ecologist, Rachel Carson, whose seminal book, Silent Spring, exposed the health dangers of pesticides.
An ode to the extraordinary Nancy Diuguid, whose life was one of grace, both in the living and leaving of it. The feature documentary is not an extended meditation on death, but a celebration of an energised and involved life.
Dance Me to The End of Time premiered at The South African Encounters International Film Festival and has subsequently been seen in cinemas all over the globe. It won Best Documentary and Best of the Fest at the Cinema Systers Film Festival in Kentucky USA. It was awarded Best Edit for a Documentary Film at the What If Women's Festival in Zurich and has been screened to great acclaim in Canada, Australia, Zambia, and the UK.
Q&A with Director Melanie Chait on https://youtu.be/7M8cxRyYhlI
Podcast of interview with director Melanie Chait on the Azania Mosaka Show