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Blackfish on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 18 April 2017

Blackfish on Showmax

On the 6th of January, the largest orca in captivity died. He was 35 years old, and his name was Tilikum. Animal-rights activists around the world knew of Tilikum, because he was no ordinary orca. His life brought to light the dark, cruel, dangerous underbelly of the SeaWorld Corporation, and the inhumane global practice of marine...

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The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 April 2017

The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

While scrolling through hundreds of episodes of series, documentaries and movies in search of the perfect download to watch on my commute home, I unintentionally stumbled onto something brilliant. At the time, I didn’t know what I was looking for, I just knew that when I saw it I’d know. Then I found it titled,...

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These streets, baba John Ola’s story

by: Lwazi Mazibuko - 1 May 2015

These streets, baba John Ola’s story

After the xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown in Johannesburg, I went on to the streets looking for a story, images, witnesses or an explanation, but I was greeted by an eery silence, debris from burnt buildings and tyre ashes on the streets leading to the entrance of  the George Goch hostel. I then met Baba John Ola (not...

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Festival Review: Comrada Presidente

by: Relebohile Nephawe - 25 June 2013

Festival Review: Comrada Presidente

Encounters International Documentary Festival Comrada Presidente – A Portrait of President Samora Machel Saturday 15 June, Johannesburg Comrade President was premiered in Africa at last week’s Encounters International Documentary Festival, supported by Connect ZA (British Council South Africa). Myself and photographer Khabazela Mkhize had the privilege of attending the screening in Johannesburg. We had a...

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Beats Rhymes & Life: the travels of a Tribe called quest

by: Mpho - 27 August 2012

Beats Rhymes & Life: the travels of a Tribe called quest

  This weekend I sat down to watch a musical documentary about a American Hip Hop group that most of the people I know that  love old skool Hip Hop considered to be one of the most amazing, influential, and innovative groups of their time.  I am mean from seeing the trailers and thinking this...

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ARTS PAGE

by: Live Staff - 21 May 2012

ARTS PAGE

  Writer: Nozuko Poni Intro: In the world we live in and with the types of social ills we are confronted with, art can sometimes be the only meaningful way to make sense of what’s happening around us. So we decided to add an arts page that will cover arts events, profile new artists and...

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