Films @ South Atlantic World Productions

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South Atlantic World Productions (SAW-P) is an independent production company originating in, and with a thematic focus on, the South Atlantic World. These films are about travel, migrations, dispersals and the making of cosmopolitanisms, transnational communities and subjects.
 
 
 

sathima's windsong

This filmic portrait of South African jazz vocalist, Sathima Bea Benjamin, is shot in New York, Cape Town, St Helena and the Atlantic Ocean. In her Chelsea Hotel apartment, home for over thirty years, she patches together her journeys, from apartheid's 'pattern of brokenness', to a chance meeting and recording with Duke Ellington in Paris, to making a life in New York.

Pre-View of Sathima's Windsong

Event date: 
Fri, 2011-03-25 00:00 - 13:13
Event Type: 
Film screening
Location: 
Nat Taylor Cinema, York University North York, ON
Canada

an opportunity to 'try out' the film with students,  faculty and friends.

Encounters: International Documentary Film Festival, Cape Town

Event date: 
Sun, 2010-08-15 (All day)
Event Type: 
Film screening
Location: 
Water Front Cape Town, WC
South Africa

This was the World Premiere.  Sathima's Windsong was the 'runner up' for the Audience Award.  See www.encounters.co.za

Seminar Screening

Event date: 
Tue, 2011-06-14 (All day) - Mon, 2011-07-11 (All day)
Event Type: 
Film screening
Location: 
University of Western Cape Cape Town
South Africa

A very lively and engaged audience at the Centre for the Study of the Humanities in Africa.

St Helena Premiere

Event date: 
Wed, 2011-05-11 00:00 - Mon, 2011-07-11 18:15
Event Type: 
Film screening
Location: 
Consulate Hotel
Main Street, Jamestown
Saint Helena

Screening organized by the National Trust. Weak publicity = modest turn-out.

one hundred men

This colour DVD, 59-minute film documents the story of one hundred men who, in 1949, were recruited from the Island of St Helena in the South Atlantic to work as agricultural labourers in England. It weaves archival sources together with conversations with some of the surviving men, their respective wives, a daughter and an Oxfordshire farmer.