Rough Aunties and the DMZ

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Rise Films' Rough Aunties has been acquired by the non-profit archive at the DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival [DMZ Docs]. 

The third annual DMZ Documentary Festival is 22-28 September. 

 

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Rough Aunties screening in 90 German cities in 2011

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Rough Aunties screens throughout Germany in 2011

ROUGH AUNTIES, Kim Longinotto’s 2008 Sundance winner about an organization in South Africa combatting child abuse, is screening in over 90 German cities throughout 2011 as part of Aktion Mensch’s touring film festival. Check the website www.uebermut.de for dates and times of screenings.

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Honour Award for Rough Aunties

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Rough Aunties director Kim Longinotto receives an Honour Award at the Frauenrechte Film Festival. The award will be received on Kim’s behalf by Jackie Branfield from Bobbi Bear, the organisation on which Rough Aunties is based. The film is part of this year’s theme, Focus on Africa. For more information, please visit the festival website. CONGRATULATIONS KIM AND JACKIE!

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Sunday Observer Review

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Observer New Review On My Radar - Penny Woolcock mentions Rough Aunties as film to watch:

“This documentary is about a group of South African women who set out to rescue children from abuse. The stories are horrific, but the love and optimism of the women, many of them survivors themselves, give you hope that these children will find a way of living.”

Penny Woolcock, a filmmaker and newly-awarded a Grierson award winner, premieres her latest work, On the Streets at BFI Southbank on 1 Nov.

 

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Rough Aunties Review in the South African

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Please check out this great review of Rough Aunties by Deborah Myburgh in The South African!

"It stirs many feelings of frusttration and yet throughout all the tears and anger and evident pain, there is ultimately a sense of hope. Every child and woman is helped to rethink and transform themselves as survivors, not as victims." Click here for more.

 

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Rough Aunties on HBO2

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Rough Aunties premieres on HBO tonight 19 May 2010 at 8pm! Check it out and if you feel like helping them carry out their amazing work afterwords come back here and donate!

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Eureka Place of Safety

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The Rough Aunties are currently raising funds towards building the Eureka Place of Safety so they can protect even more children and provide longer term care to child victims of abuse who need a temporary place of safety. Help make their dream a reality and make a donation to support their incredible work!

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Rough Aunties Canadian TV premiere

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On December 6th 2009 Rough Aunties will be playing on TVO in Canada at 9pm. Check it out!

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Winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize!

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Rough Aunties has won the “World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize“ at the Sundance Film Festival 2009!

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