Film on District Six wins award
7 September 2018
Johannesburg - With the issue of land restitution in South Africa making headlines across the world, a powerful new documentary has given a voice to the dispossessed community of District Six in Cape Town, called District Six Rising from the Dust.
Owing to its compelling narrative style, the film has bagged an award of excellence from the Scandinavian Film Festival, where it will be making its world premiere at the festival in Helsinki, Finland, next month.
The film will also be making its international premiere at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival in October. Film maker Weaam Williams, along with her husband, cinematographer Nafia Kocks, take us through her personal account of how in 1966 the homes and land of her grandparents were declared an all-white area under the oppressive Group Areas Act.