Reflections on the migration, place-making, memory, belonging and my efforts to think with the sea in my film-making.

Mining Memory: première at the Encounters Film Festival, South Africa June 5 and June 6, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 23:16

I am pleased to announce the première of my third documentary film at the 2018 Encounters South African Documentary Festival.

Synopsis: on May 21st 1907, one hundred men left...

November 17th: Film screening and discussion - University of Pennsylvania session
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:45

I am pleased to attend the following session as a session Discussant. Please pass this on to any interested parties - note the archive URL below.

"Sathima's Windsong": Cape Jazz and the New African Diaspora
Chair: Carol Muller...

University of Cape Town -HUMA and Anthropology Screening
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 16:44

My friend and colleague, Fiona Ross, of the University of Cape Town's  (UCT) Department of Social Anthropology (where I am an Honorary Research Associate) did all the work in making this screening possible in the newly constituted Humanities...

District Six Museum Screening
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 16:11

The folks at the D6 Museum decided to make this screening part of their Womens' Week programme, and I appreciated the idea.  I  was really grateful for the great  care that Dean Jates (who...

Centre for the Studies of Humanities in Africa, University of Western Cape
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 16:18

I've given a number of papers at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), both in the History Department and at the Centre for the Study of the Humanities in Africa,  over the years.  I've also screened One Hundred Men there. The great...

Harare: Mannenberg Club Screening
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 14:32

I made a trip to Harare, after the Apartheid Archives Conference in Johannesburg. Going 'back' to Zimbabwe is a bit of an emotional roller-coaster - i lived and worked in Harare for much of the 1980s during that post-independence period of...

Johannesburg: Third Apartheid Archives Conference
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 13:20

What an incredibly important conference and how very grateful I am for the invitation. The papers were consistently scholarly, thoughtful, engaged. I appreciated the intense and sometimes...

Zanzibar International Film Festival -Zanzibar 18th - 26th June
Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 12:39

This is a wonderful festival and I was thrilled to have Sathima's Windsong accepted. There were a few technical difficulties in communication:  I arrived on the Wednesday night only to find my film had...

Screening at sea
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 13:45

There was something almost surreal about doing this screening aboard the RMS St Helena, as we sailed to  St Helena.  The screening took place after  tea in the Sun Lounge -on two screens.  Some of the shooting for Sathima's...

Windsong journeys: St Helena Premiere
Friday, June 17, 2011 - 12:06

Taking work 'home' can generate its own anxiety; turning the screening into some other celebration can help, so this screening was turned, oddly perhaps, into a celebration of St Helena Girls Cricket! .

In the family home in which I grew...

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