The Olympia Cinema and Slow Life presents a Paul Yule Film Festival
A short film festival over two nights.
PAUL YULE (born in Joburg and with a home in Kalk Bay) has made more than 30 films on six continents, often on controversial political and social themes, several of which have won major awards, including an International Emmy, awards from the Royal Television Society, an Edward Morrow Prize, and an Amnesty International Prize.
Thursday Night - November 30th
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN (2 x 60 mins)
Perhaps the greatest storyteller of his generation, Bruce Chatwin's five books reinvented the genre of travel writing. "The nature of human restlessness" was his abiding obsession, and this major two-part biography, filmed across five continents, reveals a highly charismatic, but contradictory figure. An exploration of where Chatwin's fiction meets the truth of his life, written and presented by Nicholas Shakespeare, with Elizabeth Chatwin, Salman Rushdie, Werner Herzog, Thomas Keneally, Murray Bail and many others.
Friday Night - December 1st
NOT CRICKET - THE BASIL D'OLIVEIRA CONSPIRACY (60 mins)
One of the great betrayals of modern sport. With explosive new evidence this award-winning documentary tells the full story of the "D’Oliveira Affair", explaining the critical political role that sport played in bringing about the fall of Apartheid. In 1968 D’Oliveira, a brilliant Cape ‘Coloured’ cricketer who had been forced to make his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a conspiracy that rocked the political and sporting establishment. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, as D’Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time, the events which unfolded were to lead directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, and became crucial in bringing about the collapse the Apartheid.
ALL OUT IN PAKISTAN (40 mins)
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