Viewing Mobility

Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 16:30

Please join us for Viewing Mobility, a screening of Simon Wood’s documentary Forerunners, followed by a Q&A with the director. The film follows four members of South Africa’s new black middle class, Miranda, Mpumi, Martin and Karabo, examining tensions between the traditional views of their childhood and the consumerism that prevails in their professional lives, and showing how a new South Africa is shaped as they select and discard elements from each world.

Forerunners was selected for IDFA, the world's largest documentary festival. The film also received the Dikalo Special Jury Prize in Cannes at the Festival du Film du Pan Africain. The jury cited the film ‘for its writing quality, film mastery as well as its mature and modern outlook of a category of people that are searching for perspective’. The film won further awards at the United Nations Film Festival in San Francisco and in March 2013 won a South African Film and Television Award in Johannesburg. To date Forerunners has been screened in over 65 countries.

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