Encounters: What to watch at the 2019 South African Documentary Film Festival

18 June 2019

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The 2019 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival – which runs until 16 June – has a superb line-up for this year's event.

The Encounters South African Documentary Festival – SA’s longest-running event of this kind – showcases the most talked-about non-fiction films of the past year.

Encounters secured the rights to showcase 2019’s most acclaimed documentaries, and opened the festival by screening Buddha in Africa by South African director Nicole Schafer. According to Screen Africa:

   “Encounters has secured […] movies that put you in places as diverse as the front row of high-fashion’s runways to eavesdropping on an international racist conspiracy with South African ties.”

Encounters will co-present several documentaries – both South African and International – in association with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which will take place in July.

Venues in Cape Town

Cinema Nouveau (Cape Town)

Book online to view the special screening of Public Figure on Sunday 16 June at the Cinema Nouveau at the V&A. It will be shown in a 140-seater theatre and is scheduled for 19:30.

Those wishing to attend the screenings in Cape Town can head out to the Labia Theatre on 68 Orange Streets in Gardens. Take note that parking is limited, and the bar only accepts cash or SnapScan.

The Labia Theatre schedule is quite extensive. Films on show, times and other details can be found on the Encounters website.