The 13th CAFF close with a live performance with Lyric Soprano Joyce Moholoage, a screening of the first street dance South African Film, Hear Me Move, followed by a Q&A with film director Scottnes L. Smith and choreographer Paul Modjajdi, in conversation with CAFF Founder and member of the Advisory Board, Dr Lindiwe Dovey.
This event is part of ‘South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour’. The tour is supported by the British Film Institute, awarding funds from the national lottery, and the South African Season in the United Kingdom 2014 & 2015. The SA-UK Seasons is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa, and the British Council.
Synopsis of Hear me Move: Born and raised in Johannesburg, Muzi is an accounting student, but he is the son of a legendary township dancer of ‘pantsula’ (one of the most popular urban street style dances) and a prodigy dancer himself. Muzi struggles to keep a promise he made to his mother to never dance again, after his father was murdered at a street party 12 years ago. When his father’s former dance partner, Shoes, approaches Muzi to join his crew, Muzi has to choose between finding out the truth about his father’s death or disappointing his mother. What he doesn’t realise is that by joining “Sbujwa Nation”, he will make himself a mortal enemy of Prince, the former leader of “Sbujwa Nation” and head of rival dance crew that’s taking the city by storm.