A local journalist and documentary filmmaker from Cape Town is set to release his latest work ahead of election day on 8 May 2019. Yazeed Kamaldien from Schaapkraal who have been following former Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille, for the past few months, will launch his latest movie entitled- ‘Call me Aunty Pat’.
Kamaldien’s first screening will take place at the Labia Theatre in central Cape Town on Sunday, 14 April. In a press statement, the young filmmaker explained that he had spent the last few months following De Lille during her time as mayor of Cape Town and now on the election campaign trail with hew new GOOD party.
He says the final version of the film will show where De Lille ends up after the election and release is provisionally scheduled for June 2019.
“Showing my work-in-progress version of the film is a way to test the audience’s appetite. It is also a way that independent filmmakers build a community around their work to secure funding to finish the film,” he said in a statement.
“I have used all my own resources so far to make this film but for the final version, I would have some additional expenses that I can’t cover alone.
“She works long hours and has more energy than some of the young people around her. In telling her story, I’ve been able to ask her some difficult questions too, especially about her political life.”
The first screening will be by invitation only and is set to screen at 14h45 on the day. Free public screenings are also available and any groups interested in hosting a public screening should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit Aunty Pat Movie on Facebook.
To view the trailer of the movie, click here: https://web.facebook.com/auntypatmovie/videos/262184121332070/