In 2010, the South African government and Home Affairs announced plans to temporarily extend the Refugees Act to accommodate many Zimbabweans living illegally in the country. This would offer over a million Zimbabweans, living on the edge in South Africa, the opportunity to work legally and have access to basic services. Yet very few people were successfully documented and Home Affairs has been criticised for poor planning and execution. This film explores what went wrong with the plan to offer documentation to refugees and migrants from our neighbouring country. Now that the amnesty period has come to an end, what will happen to those who do not have permission to stay? Will we see a return to forced deportations for undocumented Zimbabweans?
Global temperatures are rising and the African Continent is where they are felt most intensively. Unless a legally binding international agreement to reduce carbon emissions is put in place very soon, temperatures will soar, and Africa will be set to burn. Already we see the effects of global warming as drought, floods and famine stalk the land with increased intensity. African farmers and pastoralists are battling adversity unseen in living memory. This film explores how three rural communities in South Africa, Kenya and Mali are experiencing these shifts in their daily lives.
What is the rationale of the SIU and what are the challenges it faces in fulfilling its mission.
This short film takes place in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya where climate change is directly linked to severe food shortage and to armed conflict. What unfolds is a picture of what is to come if steps are not taken to understand and to change the global imperatives that dictate the way people in developed countries produce and consume.
A short documentary film commissioned by Amnesty International to look at a day of action in countries surrounding Zimbabwe to pressure Mugabe to respect human rights.
This film captures the voices and concerns of the Global South, with a particular focus on African climate justice activists who will be attending the attending the alternative COP 17 conference in Durban and participating in the various protest actions.