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Tag: Ellen

The man who was unafraid to tell stories

TRIBUTE TO JOHN W FREDERICKS BY MATTHEW VAN DER WALT. THE WRITER BEHIND the award-winning films Noem My Skollie and Shooting Bokkie, John W Fredericks, passed away peacefully after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, on 7 July 2019. He was 73. Having made peace with his own […]

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Songs of angry men and their moms

AFRIKAANS RADIO DRAMA REVIEW: VERGIFNIS. SOMETIMES RELATIONSHIPS ARE forged between people that have absolutely nothing to do with the ties of social ordinariness or the expectations of convention. Sliding carefully into archetype, these are the maverick connections necessary to bring dynamite to important ambitions. A tale of dreams, […]

For all the potential Ellens

IT TAKES A very special level of respect for a story to be able to tell it with the dignity and complexity it warrants and not teeter off into preachiness or sensationalism. Ellen Pakkies is a real woman who was raised in the Cape Flats context of unrelenting […]