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									BBC World Showcases Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking Productions for
their Focus on South Africa

BBC World – DSTV channel 400 – will air My Country South Africa which includes three
documentary films directed and produced by the award winning Big Fish School of
Digital Filmmaking (Big Fish) on Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th January 2010.

My Country showcases documentaries, made by local filmmakers, about featured
countries, as a way of getting good insight into that country.

The BBC believes that when it comes to understanding a country, “there is nothing like
an insider’s view” and claims that “a nation’s character – its fears, hopes and obsessions
– are all reflected in the way a country reports itself to its own people. The films are
about social issues, politics, current affairs investigations and observational
documentaries” No one film can ever give a complete picture of a country but the BBC
hopes that they’ll all offer a fresh, revealing or surprising perspective on the nation
concerned.”

Out of the 6 films broadcast, 3 were selected from Big Fish. They are God Loves
Sinners, produced and directed by Nami Mhlongo; Soul Train produced and directed by
Thabo Bruno Mokoena; Spiderman and Romeo produced and directed by Sfiso
Khanyile.

“We are intensely proud to see our students’ works chosen to represent South African
views and to be aired on the BBC,” says Big Fish CEO Dr Melanie Chait. “One of the
strengths of our training is enabling filmmakers to become socially responsible and to
use the media to affect change. It is very rewarding and thrilling to see this being
acknowledged”

The films will air on DSTV BBC World (channel 400) at the following times:

       Saturday 16th January 2010 – 14:10
       Sunday 17th January 2010 – 03:10
       Sunday 17th January 2010 – 08:10



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Contacts:

Issued by:                                Ntebo Rajuili
Ntebo Rajuili                             BigFish School of Digital Filmmaking
rajuilin@bigfish.org.za
+27 72 424 9344                           +27 11 482 5599

								
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