Vancouver South African Film Festival: January 22-23, 2011

On January 22nd and 23rd at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas, the Vancouver South African Film Festival will screen eight South African documentaries and feature films that show the new face of the country.

The VSAFF is a non-profit event presented by a 100 per cent volunteer-run Canadian charity, Education without Borders. All proceeds will go towards educational projects at Fezeka Secondary in the township of Gugulethu, South Africa.

The award-winning film “Skin”, a moving story of a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners unaware of their black ancestry, will open the festival. Stay tuned for the latest on our films and further details on the event.

Education without Borders aims to provide improved educational opportunities and facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world. Formed in 2002 in Vancouver and granted charitable status in 2003, EwB believes that the development of knowledge and skills gives individuals more possibilities for their future and builds communities from within.

To inquire about sponsorship, please contact EwB at 604 224-3077 or educationwithoutborders@shaw.ca.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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