Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Boers at the End of the World / Boere op die Aardsdrempel - TRAILER

Published on 10 Aug 2015
In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is an over 100-year-old community that speaks Afrikaans - a language only spoken in South Africa. After the destruction of a war with the British, these Boers - descendants of Dutch settlers - sailed across the ocean to start a new life. Today, only a few dozen still speak the language and they are struggling to keep their culture alive. The film is a portrait of this community and one family's longing to reconnect with South Africa.

Follow the film to find out about release dates:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoersAtTheEndOfTheWorld
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BoersFilm

Director/Cinematographer: Richard Finn Gregory
Producer: Kelly Scott
Executive Producers: Elaine Schorn, Kelly Scott, Derick Venter
Co-Executive Producer: Rina Jooste
Original Music: Louis Nel & Rian Zietsman, Sticky Music (www.stickymusic.co.za)
Editors: Ronelle Loots & Richard Finn Gregory


Friday, May 15, 2015

Treurgrond Official Trailer

Farm Murders - South Africa

Treurgrond tells the painful story of a farming community in South Africa trying to survive the numerous farm attacks confronting farmers almost every day. These gruesome acts affect not just those closely related to the victims, but set in motion a chain of events. Amidst the pressure and anxiety increased by the growing number of farm murders, Lukas Van Staden tries to protect his family, his friends and his farm. Treurgrond digs deeper into a world where relationships, regret, revenge and forgiveness are brought together by one circumstance from which hope and heeling rises. If one farm attack has such a massive impact on a community, what about all those we never hear about? Afrikaans with English subtitles...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thank you, from Tia Mysoa!

TIA MYSOA - November 2014 Stats
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TIA MYSOA - November 2014 Stats

This blog has not been very active with the publishing of new posts during the year 2014. As a matter of fact, a total of only 23 posts were published the entire year!

There were times when I seriously considered deleting the entire contents of this blog, not only because my viewpoint on certain subjects, particularly those expressed in older posting, have changed to a certain degree over the years, but also because it was becoming a laborious task to fend off attacks from vexatious individuals who happen to fall in the categories of BOTH “demonic” and “liberal”. If I had all the time in the world it would have been no problem, but unfortunately I don’t!

Nevertheless, whenever the urge came along to delete this crappy ol’ blog I always checked the stats first. And, every time I looked at the stats I was astonished to see how many people, from all over the world, were actually visiting. This fact is the sole reason why this blog still exists!

So, dear visitors – whether you’re a friend or foe of this blog; a liberal idiot; crazy right-wing lunatic; Christian, Jew, Muslim or whatever; Black, White, Yellow or Pink, I much appreciate your presence here.

Thank you and God Bless!

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