South African Films

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Original lists compiled and edited by Freddy Ogterop

TO BE EDITED

Introductory notes

The lists

In this section we have two lists of films, to distinguish between documentary films and fictional films made in South Africa. These lists are all arranged alphabetically according to the title of the film.

Notes for using this section

(1) In accordance with normal bibliographic usage, in cases where the titles of plays and performances contain one of the initial articles A, An or The, the items are listed alphabetically according to the word following that initial article. (In the case of Afrikaans the articles are 'n or Die, and in the case of Dutch Een, Di, Die, Den or Het.) The article is then put at the end of the title. To illustrate: "The Guest by Ross Devenish " is listed as "Guest, The" under #G. Please note that films with titles starting with a numeral or date are placed in a separate listing marked #Numbers or dates.

(2) Capitalization of titles: Since this encyclopaedia is written in English and the convention in English is to capitalize all nouns and verbs in the title of a publication, film or play, the same usage is extended here to titles in other languages, where the conventions may be different. The case of Afrikaans titles is particularly important here, since only the first word in an Afrikaans title is normally capitalized, the rest being written in lower case (though this is not always consistently done by film producers in assigning film titles). In ESAT the English convention will be used and , for example, the film Siener in die suburbs will appear here as Siener in die Suburbs, Die kandidaat will be written Die Kandidaat, and so on.


(3) There are and have been a number of Film Festivals in the country. We will list them all with the theatre festivals under the listing Plays IV: Festivals and Pageants. (For more on the general concept, see Festival)


For more information on the general bibliographic conventions used in ESAT, go to:

ESAT Bibliographic Conventions

Navigation

Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet under the relevant list below to obtain an alphabetical listing of links to entries. In the case of plays and performances, arranged alphabetically according the author(s) , in the case of collections or festivals alphabetically according the title of the work.

Documentary Films

Original South African documentary films or documentary films with significant South African content or involvement. By this we mean*** EXPAND AND EXPLAIN


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Some items are listed under dates or numbers. To see the list (arranged numerically), click below: #Numbers or dates

Fiction Films

South African fiction films or fiction films made in South Africa, or with significant South African content or involvement. Also international films about South Africa. By this we mean*** EXPAND AND EXPLAIN

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Some items are listed under dates or numbers. To see the list (arranged numerically), click below: #Numbers or dates

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