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The Shore Break

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Two cousins, one proposed mining project on tribal land and a battle of epic proportions that echos the thousands of resource extraction tragedies taking place on tribal lands across the world. Featuring arresting cinematography, beautiful sand animation and original music from sensational Ntombethongo, The Shore Break delivers both a visually and emotionally riveting fight to the finish.

In the Amadiba area, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is a staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depend. Her cousin Madiba, a local entrepreneur and self-proclaimed moderniser, is fully supportive of a titanium-mining proposal and the government’s controversial plan to build a tolled highway across their land. Tired of his community living without good access to employment, hospitals and schools, Madiba courts private capital and government officials. While the South African President deposes the pro-environment Pondo Royal Family, Nonhle rallies inspiring support with little more than dogged determination.

In English Isimpondo with English subtitles.

“Handsome, accomplished documentary.” - Variety

  • Directed by Ryley Grunenwald
  • 2014, South Africa
  • 90 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
The Shore Break

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