IDFA '08 | "Rough Aunties" Take IDFA
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which ended last week was Kim Longinotto's "Rough Aunties" (disclosure though: we were only there five days so obviously we didn't see everything). The film is a heartwarming account of a Durban, South Africa organization and its loving & courageous workers who fight child abuse and - pretty much all social ills. Their motto is to "never stop crying for the children." Longinotto was previously in IDFA with "Sisters-in-Law" and returned to the continent for her latest doc. Pictured left to right following the second screening of their film in Amsterdam: Mildred Ngcobo, Kim Longinotto (director), Jackie Branfield Thuli Sibiya, Eureka Oliver, Sdudla Maphumulo, Paul Taylor (producer), Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies), Ollie Huddlestone (editor of the film).
Among iW's favorite docs at this year's