Posts Tagged ‘lauren beukes’
The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 9-26 June 2011. This year’s selection has all the hallmarks of an edgy teenager, like a fascination with sex (G-Spotting), celebrity (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, a winner at Sundance in 2010 last year), rebellion (LennonNYC), and injustice (Black Power Mixtape, a winner at Sundance in 2011).
Opening up the world to South Africans each year, Encounters is widely acclaimed as Africa’s most prestigious documentary festival. This year’s selection features 37 films from 14 countries and five continents, including 11 world premieres, 19 South African films and 17 international films. Read the rest of this entry »
Genevieve MCC is delighted to be sponsoring the World Premiere function of ‘Glitterboys and Ganglands’ at The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.
‘Glitterboys and Ganglands’ is about South Africa’s biggest female impersonation beauty pageant. It is irreverent, fun, glamorous, hard-hitting and ultimately a feel-good film about acceptance and tolerance.
The film is both gritty and glamorous, capturing the humour, the drama, tears and triumphs of the girls who step out from the Cape Flats and onto the ramp to vie for the tiara – and the chance to prove themselves. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re honoured to get to know South African Sci-Fi author, Lauren Beukes, (@laurenbeukes) a bit better. Especially because she’s managed to find a gap in her hectic post-award-winning schedule to answer our questions using her brilliant wordsmithing skills!
Following her on Twitter is a treat and we just love her profile description “Writer (aka glorified typist) of novels, including Zoo City and Moxyland, short stories, screenplays and magazine articles”. http://www.laurenbeukes.com
Read on and find out about her interesting food and music tastes and see her this weekend at the Franschhoek Literary Festival (13-15 May 2011)