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The 2016 Open Design Festival are screening films at The Labia Theatre under the umbrella title Open Design Movie Nights facilitated by WYWS.

Thursday 11th August 6.15pm

South African Crowdfunders Thundafund present the premiere of CAPITAL C – The Crowdfunding Movie, the film is a testament to the crowd funding concept, and the understanding it brings to how crowdfunding can work is crystal clear.

In 2010 Film makers Timon Birkhofer & Jørg M. Kundinger found themselves in the middle of a little known concept called crowdfunding, they ended up supporting dozens of campaigns including engineering of 3D printers, developing virtual reality glasses, farmers making organic popcorn, comic book creators and filmmakers of both Sundance- and Oscar-winning movies! Hundreds of new ideas were brought to life and that’s how they found inspiration to create their own crowdfunded film.

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Friday 12th August 6.15pm

Another chance to see the hit international documentary film TRUE COST, a story about clothing. This is a film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Saturday 13th August 6.15pm

The Mask I Live In is the new film from the The Representation Project. The Project’s last film, Miss Representation received a great reception when screened by WYWS in 2012.

The documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating the media, peer group and event parental definition of masculinity.

The Mask I Live In has earned great reviews on the Festival circuit world wide in the last 12 months and WYWS are excited to be presenting the South African premiere of this important film at Open Design Movie Nights.