ORANIA at the Bioscope, Johannesburg

My good friend Tobias brought his award winning documentary home and WON. Now it will be showing in local theatres. Since I helped him bash out this press release on Monday over breakfast on the stinky streets of Obs, I think I can just drop it here.

ORANIA goes to movie theatres.

Best documentary feature ORANIA showing in Jo’burg

Recently awarded “Best Documentary Feature” at the Jozi Film Festival 2013, ORANIA is now on its way to movie theatres. The film will be showing in a special screening on March 3rd , 5pm at the Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg.
German filmmaker Tobias Lindner will be present to tell about his experiences and answer the audience’s questions. Further screenings at the Bioscope and the Labia in Cape Town will follow.


Filmmaker Tobias Lindner, who speaks Afrikaans, stayed in Orania for three months during filming and with his documentary film he takes a close look at the well-known – if not notorious – Karoo town. Orania is a remote village in the barren centre of South Africa, an “intentional community” inhabited by only white Afrikaans speaking people – a culturally homogeneous place in a multicultural country. What lies beneath this peculiar societal experiment? A feature-length documentary about cultural identity and the thin line between self-determination and discrimination.

You can watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/40233232

ORANIA celebrated its World premiere at the Raindance Film Festival 2012 in London, where it was nominated for Best Documentary. It was awarded Best Documentary Feature at Dreamland International Film Festival in New Haven, USA and has been shown at This Human World in Vienna.

ORANIA won the award for Best Documentary Feature during its South African premiere at the Jozi Film Festival in Johannesburg, in co-operation with the Goethe Institut Johannesburg. The film was then also shown to a capacity audience at Labia Theatre in Cape Town, with Lindner personally introduced by the German Consul General Roland Herrmann.

at The Bioscope Independent Cinema:
3 March at 17h00 (director in attendance)
8 March at 20h00
9 March at 18h00
10 March at 17h00
11 March at 19h30
12 March at 19h30
16 March at 18h00

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, www.thebioscope.co.za
The Labia screenings in Cape Town will be announced shortly.

for further information’s please contact:
info@orania-film.de – www.orania-film.de – www.facebook.com/OraniaFilm

I would highly recommend you go see this. That is all.


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