The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift The Costly Gift is a documentary film by London based Eritrean Director Dawit Gebreyesus that, tells the story Biniam who dreams of becoming an international footballer, though he has never owned a football. Fortunately for Biniam, relatives, who live in the USA, send him a football. However, grandfather Tsgai insists that Biniam must work and study at school to attain such a “costly gift”. The film metaphorically examines the real burden of ‘food aid’ by exposing the limitations and reliance imposed upon Biniam’s family, further examining the conflicts inherent…

Does South Africa have STR.CRD?

Does South Africa have STR.CRD?

Where: Maboneng Precint, Downtown Johannesburg When: Saturday September 24th 2011 Reviewed by: Naturelle The Maboneng precint was the venue for this years street culture expo STR.CRD. Maboneng loosely translated means “where there are lights” An endearing century old phrase used to describe Johannesburg by migrant labourers and those in rural areas. This is a recently gentrified part of the city. Previously abandoned warehouses now host a popular independent movie house: The Bioscope. Adjacent to it is the 12 Decades hotel and apartments where the hip and cool live. The hip…