The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Conquest and Prison

South Africa | 2018 | 8 min
Cinematography: Smangaliso Ngwenya
Editing: Mark Freeman
Music: Part II Music Matt Vend Part I Music Composition Andrew Mario Smith Music Compilation Teboho Gilhert Letele
Choreography: Oscar and Lorin and Julia Buthelezi and Sookool and Wilson
Director: Mark Freeman


Canadian Premiere

Dance is a form of visual poetry. This short dance film set in Grahamstown, South Africa, has two distinct themes: conquest and imprisonment. In the two-part work, renowned choreographer Oscar Buthelezi performs, followed by dancers Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson. The film uses the poetry of dance to relate pivotal history from this country’s tormented and complex history.


Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman is a Professor of Television, Film and New Media in the School of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University. He has produced and directed, written and edited programs for broadcast on American public television. Freeman's films have screened at national and international festivals and won numerous awards including a Gold Apple at the National Educational Film and Video Festival, a Certificate of Merit at the Chicago International Film Festival and a Red Ribbon at the American Film and Video Festival. They are in the collection of libraries and universities throughout the country, and have screened at museums including the Museo do Oriente (Lisbon), Weltmuseum (Vienna), Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (NY).
Filmography | Dancedance/REVOLUTION (2017) ; Body/Bag (2017) ; Rasa Dari Tari/The Soul of Dance (2014) ; Body without a Brain (2014) ; Queens Dream (2012) ;Trolley Dances (2008)

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