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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Hear me Move, South Africa’s first dance feature film is excited to be part of South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour– a truly ground breaking season of South African films that will screen in cinemas across the UK until February 2015.

The Freedom Tour programme features 11 titles and will showcase brand new work alongside re-mastered classics by a diverse group of highly talented South African filmmakers, some of whom will be visiting the UK to introduce their own films and to host post-screening discussions.

Hear Me Move has been chosen to be featured in the young South African voices category. Film director Scottnes L Smith and choreographer Paul Modjadji will be visiting the UK to introduce their film and take part in talks, workshops and discussions.

Scottness Smith comments: “Through the movie we wanted to give a platform to showcase our indigenous urban dances. The world has seen hip-hop. It has seen contemporary. It has seen b-boying, but it hasn’t seen Pantsula and Sbujwa immortalised on the silver screen.

“Dance has been part of almost every South African’s life no matter the race, he continues. “Hear me Move depicts South Africa as a country that is full of potential: potential to move on from the past and embrace the future. That’s one of the key messages of the film: listen to the past, but don’t let that stop you from speaking to the future.”

The film explores the story of a young man, who goes on a life journey of self-discovery through dance and music. Hear Me Move is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and will be shown in South African cinemas on February 27, 2015.

The trailer can be viewed at