WE ARE THANKFUL (SIYABONGA) New York Premiere Director: Joshua Magor Country: South Africa, Running Time: 94 min WE ARE THANKFUL, named after main character Siyabonga Majola, is a South African docu-fiction film. Siyabonga, a young man from the township of Mphopomeni, one day hears that a movie will be made in a nearby town and makes it his mission to be a part of the film. A film based on real events, re-enacted by those who lived through them, we follow this extraordinary man as he does all he can to take control of his fortune.
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140 CHARACTERS Director: Dean Winkler Country: USA, Running Time: 6 min What happened to the future we were promised? We got Twitter instead of intelligent media that enhances society all enabled by our so-called 'smart phones' which trap us like the prisoners in Plato's cave -- detached from reality and unaware. We used this as a basis for creating abstract imagery, referencing everything from Aboriginal art to 1940s/1950s television to EDM/Rave culture.
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