Durban-international-film-fest-2016Durban is home to the continent’s longest running film festivals, with this past Thursday seeing the opening of the 37th Durban International Film Festival (Diff). After a long debate about the opening night film, the festival opened with The Journeymen by South African director, Sean Metelerkamp. The documentary, filmed on three chest-mounted GoPros, chronicles a 15,000-mile road trip across South Africa and offers a candid snapshot of a nation at a crossroads, looking back on two decades of post-apartheid democratic rule. The film is only one of many locally produced films showing at the festival, with nearly half of the feature films coming from African directors. Who knows, maybe when we’re marking the 37th eThekwini Living Legends award, we’ll see some of the names of those directors on our list of awardees!

Diff runs until the 26th June 2016. Click here to see the full list of films that will be showing at this year’s festival.