Cape Town journalist and independent documentary filmmaker Yazeed Kamaldien will be showing his work-in-progress documentary film, Call Me Aunty Pat, at various screenings ahead of the 8 May 2019 election.
Kamaldien has spent the last few months following De Lille during her time as mayor of Cape Town and continues to do so on the election campaign trail. The final version of the film will show where De Lille and her Good party ends up after the election and release is provisionally scheduled for June 2019.
Kamaldien says: “Showing my work-in-progress version of the film is a way to test the audience’s appetite. It is also a way that independent filmmakers build a community around their work to secure funding to finish the film.”
“I have used all my own resources so far to make this film but for the final version I would have some additional expenses that I can’t cover alone.”
Kamaldien says he was amazed to see how much energy the veteran politician has to keep pushing on, especially during tough times.
“She works long hours and has more energy than some of the young people around her. In telling her story, I’ve been able to ask her some difficult questions too, especially about her political choices,” says Kamaldien.
The trailer is here!Here's the trailer for the work-in-progress version of my film, Call Me Aunty Pat. The first screening is planned for 14 April and there'll be more after that. Follow this page for more info about that.
Posted by Aunty Pat Movie on Wednesday, 3 April 2019
“I’ve also found that almost everybody has an opinion about Aunty Pat, as many people call her, or a story to tell about her.”
The first screening is planned for the Labia cinema in central Cape Town on Sunday 14 April 2019 April, from 2.45pm. This will be by invitation only and seats are limited. Media are welcome to RSVP for this screening via email@example.com. Public screenings are planned and any group interested in hosting a public screening should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org