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The Shore Break

18 September 2015 | 5:45pm - 8:00pm

88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Shore Break

Director: Ryley Grunenwald | Countries of production: South Africa | Year: 2014 | Length: 90 min
Language: English, Xhosa with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

In a close-knit community in South Africa, two cousins take sides against each other in a story which beautifully and steadily spotlights corruption, the nature of “development”, international land grabbing and our own consumer dependencies in the West.

Stunningly shot in Ryley Grunenwald’s award-winning film, the Wild Coast Region is one of the most underdeveloped areas in South Africa. Here the Pondo people retain a traditional way of life and agriculture, until TEM enter the scene – an Australian company with plans to mine titanium, a key mineral in mobile phones and computers. Wary of the erosion of community-led development, local tour guide Nonhle is against the mine and co-ordinates widespread resistance to it. But her cousin Madiba, representing an array of outside interests, believes economic prosperity will derive from the mine – at least for him and his allies. But which way will the shore break?

This film was supported by the Bertha / Doc Society Connect Fund.



Beyond the Screen

Ryley_Grunenwald---webWe are delighted to welcome director Ryley Grunenwald and writer and land rights campaigner Andy Wightman (The Poor Have No Lawyers), to explore the film further and provide opportunities for audiences to connect and respond together.

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