The Makhanda Film Festival is a new Eastern Cape initiative focusing on film and film makers. This years programme is themed “Once upon a Time” and serves as a platform of sharing documentaries, films and workshops, and aims to build a community of cinephiles and film makers. The collective behind the festival seeks to facilitate skills sharing. This inaugural year, they have arranged various master classes for those interested in the film medium film, to explore and learn and share. The collective has a special focus this year on “Ukuza kukaNxele” (the return), the life of the Xhosa indigenous Prophet Makhanda, who was also known as Nxele ,a warrior, philosopher, war doctor and served as a commander of chief Ndlambe’s son, Mdushana who fought against British colonial advances.
The Festival programme includes a series of Masterclasses and panel discussions if you would like to register or see further details please visit this link