Screenings

Jozi Film Festival (Johannesburg), Sept 21-24, 2017
African festival premiere

Assistant Director Basani Ngobeni (right) with Damaris Tolo and Lisa Henry

Coming soon:
Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival
Nov. 2-5, 2017
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival KLEFF
Oct. 23-29, 2017
Toronto African Film and Music Festival
Nov. 16-18, 2017
Antigonish International Film Festival
Oct. 26-28, 2017

Community screenings May 2017:
*Johannesburg May 25 @ University of Witwatersrand [Review]
*N’wamitwa, South Africa  May 17
*Vancouver May 7, Welisa Gogos hosted a sold-out screening @ The Post at CBC Building
Thank you all!

Vancouver International
Women in Film Festival
*Winner: Matrix Award*

Cinematographer/editor Mo Simpson, Director/producer Christine Welsh, Assistant Director Basani Ngobeni, Writer/producer Elizabeth Vibert
Vancouver South African Film Festival

Calgary
Public Library screening

Thank you Nancy and Patrick

Powell River
Full house at fundraiser for Sunshine Gogos
(Stephen Lewis Fdn Grandmothers Campaign)

Thank you Sunshine Gogos

Salt Spring Island
Full house at the lovely old Fritz Theatre

Thank you, SSI Grandmothers campaign and SSI Garden Club

Official launch – 1 March 2017 – Victoria
Overflow crowd at the Victoria launch

The March 1 Victoria launch of The Thinking Garden  was a fantastic success! We overflowed the auditorium with a very enthusiastic audience of 400, so we held a second free screening on March 15.

We’re thrilled and touched to see such interest in this South African farm on Southern Vancouver Island. Many thanks to all who came for your enthusiasm and generosity.

Thank you to the generous sponsors of our launch event on March 1: UVic Centre for Global Studies and the departments of History and Gender Studies. Thanks also for generous RA support from the Faculty of Humanities.  For other film donors and funders, see ‘The Film’ page.

*The Thinking Garden won a Matrix Award (‘outstanding achievement in a BC short film’) at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, March 8 2017.
*The film screened a second time at VIWIFF – at the closing night awards ceremony.
*Official Selection, Toronto African Film and Music Festival, Aug 24-26, 2017
*Official Selection, Vancouver South African Film Festival, March 31-April 2, 2017
*We’ve applied to other film festivals – stay tuned

We hosted small advance screenings in Victoria, Toronto, Halifax, Prince George, Truro, Camrose … Stephen Lewis Foundation grandmothers’ groups continue to host fundraiser screenings for G2G activities

“Magnificent and inspirational.” Julie Cruikshank, anthropologist

“A revelation … I’ve definitely never seen a more effective and affecting film of this length.” Jason Colby

“Heartwarming, thoughtful. A film not to miss.” Melodie Brandon

“The remarkable story of this community garden and the women who brought it to life will be an inspiration for countless others.” Nancy Turner

“This film captures something very special.” Christine St Peter

Informal reviews: ‘I feel reverence’ ‘Passionate’ ‘This is a film for Africa: governments need to see this film’ ‘Beautiful’ …


Further information:

Synopsis  |  Screenings  |  Christine Welsh: Director’s statement  |  Director, writer, producer bio’s

To purchase or rent the film:
Moving Images Distribution

Contact:
jopifarm@gmail.com or evibert@uvic.ca

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