This article originally appeared in the do.co.mo.mo journal and on an earlier version of The Heritage Portal. Thank you to the authors for giving us permission to republish.
Brian Wilmot's latest Cradock booklet - 'In the Footsteps of James Calata and Matthew Goniwe - a tour of Lingelihle township, Cradock' (published by Nelm) has been released. You can get your copy at or via Schreiner House (Cradock) - click here for details.
What is the purpose of a film? At the simplest level, it is a form of storytelling in visual form, satisfying an age-old desire of humans to gather to listen to the elders of a tribe relate as oral tradition, fables and myths, stories and heroic deeds. Films can entertain, educate, offer fantasy, and as a visual medium can thrill, scare and transport the viewer to another world.