PRESS RELEASE

Skulls of my peopleSkulls Of My People is having its African Premiere at South African International Film Festival known as Rapid Lion, on Tuesday the 7th of March 2017 at the Market Theatre, 19:00 preceded by cocktails at 18:15.

Award winning Johannesburg production house Puo Pha Productions is pleased to be part of the programme, as well as be in competition at this year's Rapid Lion, with its Namibian feature documentary Skulls Of My People by award winning director Vincent Moloi.

Skulls Of My People is also nominated for two awards categories; Best Feature Documentary, and Best Humanitarian Documentary. After a successful world premier at the renowned (IDFA) International Documentary Film Amsterdam in November last year, the festival is excited that people in Johannesburg will have an opportunity to also see the film.

Skulls of My People is an account of the first genocide of the 20th century perpetrated by Germany in Namibia that took place between 1904 and 1908. Over 100 000 people were killed and hundreds of skulls of Herero & Nama people were taken to Germany for racial scientific studies. This film is a testimonial account of the descendants of the Herero victims of that genocide and their fight for the returning of those skulls, for justice and for reparations from the current German government.

The protagonists of Skulls Of My People, Ms. Utiua Esther Muinjangue and the Paramount Chief Adv. Rukoro will be attending the African Premier. The filmmakers as well as the individuals featured in the film are looking forward to meeting with the press and will be available to give interviews on the film, discussing issues of genocide, reparation and the on the going lawsuit against the current German government.

Requests for interviews prior or on the day of the Premier can be arranged by using the email address detailed below.

Subsequent screenings dates are: 10 March 2017, 10am & 12 March 2017, 2:15pm at the Market Theatre. Tickets are available at www.ticketpro.co.za  

Skulls Of My People - trailer from Vincent Moloi on Vimeo.

Puo Pha Productions is also in the final stages of completing another documentary Underweight, which is a co-produced with the Norwegian company and National Film & Video Foundation. The film examines the current the tense complexity, of race relations as well as issues of transformation in South Africa. Underweight is the second of productions to come out of Puo Pha’s NFVF funded documentary slate.

Performance on the red carpet by Gauteng Opera Orchestra.

After screening drinks party performance by Keleketla Co-founder DJ Mmatseleng

Best Regards,

Ntokozo Mabunda - Project Manager

+27 (0) 72 706 3145

Ntokozom@puopha.co.za

Puo Pha Productions

34 7th street, Linden

Contact the Gauteng Film Commission