African Space – The Live Documentary

Experience a new documentary concept
“What do you think is out there? At the beginning of the universe? At the beginning of time?”

African Space Live Doc - 300x200Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre (370B Main Road,Observatory)
Cost: R60 per person (no tickets at the door)
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Join us for African Space – The Live Documentary, premiering at this year’s Encounters Documentary Film Festival. African Space is a poetic journey featuring internationally renowned astronomers and townspeople of the Karoo. What they all share is a proximity to the biggest science project in the world: a giant radio telescope called The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) under construction. Sometimes the journey is intergalactic other times dusty and local, but it always takes place somewhere between technology and dream.

Sound Africa 200x200The basis of the live performance is the audio recordings from radio journalist Rasmus Nielsen Bitsch. Audio interviews will be mixed with live music by KALATA and original poetry by the Norwegian sci-fi poet Maria Dorothea Schrattenholz in a single stage performance with Shiba Melissa Mazaza. By mixing journalism, poetry and music, we will create a new and unique form of documentary storytelling.

The event is a collaboration between the podcast Sound Africa and Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.