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What: 📽 ENCOUNTERS 2024: HOLLYWOODGATE

https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/encounters-2024-hollywoodgate

When:

Where: 🎥 Bioscope

How much:

🎟️ R80.00Bioscope Ticket

Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Now over 25 years old as a festival, Encounters returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 21 June - 30 July. Tickets are R80. For more information on the festival as a whole, please visit encounters.co.za
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HOLLYWOODGATE
Ibrahim Nash’at | Germany/United States| | 2023 | 91 min
When the US Army withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021, the Taliban immediately took over, declaring themselves the de facto government of the country. Just days later, Egyptian documentary maker Ibrahim Nash’at travelled with his camera and an interpreter to document the transition to Taliban rule. Having been granted permission to film on the condition that the image he presents of the Taliban is the one they want. Nash’at’s response is to simply film things as they are. A brave and complex work, Hollywoodgate is an indictment of both Taliban rule and the American occupation that preceded it.