Saskia Vredeveld’s films and photographs

Character from the film ‘Across the Border’ died in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.

Character from the film ‘Across the Border’ died in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.

 

Saddened to read about the loss of one of the characters from our documentary ‘Across the Border’.

The first South African has been killed in north-eastern Nigeria, where he was participating in the fight against Boko Haram. Leon Lotz, an apartheid-era Koevoet operative, was reportedly killed in a friendly fire incident when a Nigerian tank destroyed the wrong target

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-03-11-fighting-boko-haram-south-african-mercenary-killed-in-friendly-fire/#.

We spent several days filming Leon and his family in 1998.

Our condolences to the family.

International Women’s Forum

International Women’s Forum

Saskia was invited to speak at the International Women’s Forum in Johannesburg, May 2015. On stage with Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of the Republic of Malawi (2012 to 2014), and Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second; Bridgette Motsepe Radebe CEO of Mmakau Mining (Pity) Ltd, is one of Africa’s first black female mine owners.

 

‘Fools Paradise’ new documentary in development

‘Fools Paradise’ new documentary in development

Our next feature length documentary ‘Fools Paradise’  has received development funding in December 14 from the Dutch Film Fund and the Media Fund.

The film is a road movie through South Africa, travelling from Cape Town to Amsterdam in Mpumalanga. And passing through all the Dutch town names. We will be questioning its colonial past, but at the same time look into problems the country is facing today. Please contact us if you have an urgent story to tell.

BFI London Film Festival & London Short Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival & London Short Film Festival

Memento Mori

14, 16 the October 2014 at 58th BFI, London Film Festival

10 th January 2015, 3 films: ‘The Asylum, Memento Mori, Selfportrait’ at London Short Film Festival

http://shortfilms.org.uk/

LSFF page: http://shortfilms.org.uk/events/2015-01-10-i-fink-u-freeky-the-cinematic-vision-of-roger-ballen-saskia-vredeveld

 

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Letters to Zohra in New York

Letters to Zohra in New York

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‘Letters to Zohra’ + QA – Adiff New York 2014
Sunday, Dec 7 &  8 December

 

African Diaspora Film Festival, New York,

The Milbank Chapel at Teacher’s College, Columbia University New York, NY

The Asylum
Swan Lake Slums
Black Diamonds
Ela Gandhi
Out of Eden
The Beloved Country
Self Portrait, Roger Ballen
Letters to Zohra