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Cinemafrique: South Africa's "First" Dance Film, Congolese Doc 'Virunga' On Netflix, Durban International Film Festival Winners + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on SA dance flick 'Hear Me Move,' DIFF award winners and more.


Still from 'Hear Me Move'

Welcome to the latest installment of Okayafrica's Cinemafrique series. Every other Thursday we highlight the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora. This week we take a look at films screening at the trailer for South Africa's "first" dance film Hear Me Move, Pan-African Film Festival's summer offshoot, the acquisition of DRC environmental documentary Virunga by Netflix, and the winners at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival (which includes the Marikana documentary Miners Shot Down). Click on for the full scoop.

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A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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