Jy blaai in die argief vir 2012 April.

‘n Komplekse vraag – die beste soort

April 26, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Die nuwe essays bly instroom. Ag, dis lekker om mense te vra om te skryf, en dan doen hulle dit! Dis ‘n bietjie soos om dit dink: hier is iets waaroor ek graag verder sal wil nadink, maar ek gaan nie daarby uitkom nie; kom ek vra vir …

In hierdie geval is dit een van ons land se voorste kenners op die terrein van nadenke oor kompleksiteit, Rika Preiser, wat ingestem het – met dien titel “Wat is kompleksiteit?“. Wie in daardie onderwerp belangstel, moet dit dadelik gaan lees. (Wie nie daarin belangstel nie, mag nie!) Ek probeer my ‘n bietjie op hierdie gebied oriënteer, ‘n egte beginner, maar ‘n na-doktorale student by ons in Stellenbosch, Gys Loubser, het hom werklik daarin begin verdiep. Op die gebied van joernalistiek as vakgebied het iemand soos Gawie Botma weer die terrein begin verken.

Naas ons nuwelinge op die veld, is daar die egte kenners, en Preiser is een van hulle, so lees en leer. En laat ons dan gedagtes wissel.

* Stuur ‘n e-pos met die woord “Ja” in die onderwerpveld na dinknet@litnet.co.za om oor nuwe inskrywings op hierdie blog ingelig te word.

Namataal Khoe-khoegowab

April 25, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

“Namataal Khoe-khoegowab” – so noem Pedro Dausab “die taal”. Jare gelede het ons by i-MAG ‘n veeltalige geleentheid as deel van die Woordfees in Stellenbosch gereël. Pedro was een van die deelnemers (daar was ook Nederlands, Afrikaans, Xhosa en SA Gebaretaal). Man dit was mooi! En nou het hy op versoek ‘n essay oor sy lieflike taal vir LitNet geskryf. Lees dit en bespreek dit hier – in die taal van jou keuse!

* Stuur ‘n e-pos met die woord “Ja” in die onderwerpveld na dinknet@litnet.co.za om oor nuwe inskrywings op hierdie blog ingelig te word.

Hoe ekovriendelik is die reismedia?

April 25, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Ons word alewig vertel van “ekovriendelike” reise, vakansies, avonture. Onlangs het selfs 50/50 met ‘n spesifieke handelsmerk 4/4-motor “ekovriendelik” gaan rondry – ‘n kontradiksie, maar ook ‘n teleurstellende geval van die verstrengeling van inhoud met bemarking.

Nou ja, ‘n hoog gerespekteerde redakteur, tot onlangs nog, op die gebied van reispublikasies, Gerrit Rautenbach, het ‘n lekker LitNet-essay getitel “Hoe ekovriendelik is die reismedia?” geskryf wat die moeite werd is om te raadpleeg. Ek is bly ek kon hom oorreed om die essay vir LitNet te lewer, en soos net hy dit kan doen, lees dit lekker én kyk dit dieper. Lees dit en kom gesels hier saam daaroor. 

* Stuur ‘n e-pos met die woord “Ja” in die onderwerpveld na dinknet@litnet.co.za om oor nuwe inskrywings op hierdie blog ingelig te word.

‘n Fliek wat die moeite werd is om steun aan te gee

April 20, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Die internasionaal-bekroonde Suid-Afrikaanse filmmaker Francois Verster werk aan ‘n opwindend-vernuwende dokumentêr oor die Moslem-wêreld – een wat ons op ‘n treffend-kreatiewe manier uithelp uit geykte vooroordele in dié verband. Ek het al van die vroeë materiaal onder oë gehaad en kan nie wag vir die eindproduk nie. Lees meer hieroor en gee jou steun waar dit kan. Dis nou regtig ‘n kunswerk in wording wat ons steun en entoesiasme verdien.

Gaan loer eers in by www.dreamofshahrazad.com, en neem daarna kennis van die oproep wat lui:

* Stuur ‘n e-pos met die woord “Ja” in die onderwerpveld na dinknet@litnet.co.za om oor nuwe inskrywings op hierdie blog ingelig te word.

 

Dear friends and colleagues 

 

We are happy to say that we are finally in the early editing stages of THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD, our feature-length documentary film which looks at the legacy of the famous story collection THE 1001 (or “ARABIAN”) NIGHTS in context of recent political events in the Maghreb and Middle East…    

 

This film has been six years in the process, and has so far largely been a labour of love.  We have however, with our own investment, various favours, grant funds and a sales advance raised, successfully managed to shoot almost all of the material, and are hoping to complete the film by October this year.   

 

We now need to get over the final hurdle… As you may already have seen on facebook we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com – every little bit we get in now will help something towards a last trip to Egypt, archive and other music clearances, final translations and postproduction costs.

 

Please click HERE to have a look at the crowdfunding campaign.

 

Any amount that you are able to contribute, however small, will help at this stage… Contribution levels range from as low as US$5 upwards, and there are different perks for each level in return – the lowest ones being a listing, free download of the film or DVD once the film is done.

 

If you are unable to contribute at this point, of course it is completely fine… but it would be great if you could pass on this message to friends and colleagues (or if you can do that anyway even if you do contribute!)…  If you “like” us on the film’s facebook page, that will also help us to keep you informed of new developments and also in terms of future marketing options.

 

We have also launched a proper website for the film (where you can find more information, see video clips, pictures and more) at the following address:

 

www.dreamofshahrazad.com

 

I have a feeling that this may be my strongest film to date – it has been a long process, and we are all excited about finally getting it done… we now simply need funds to be able to finish properly.

 

All inputs appreciated!

 

 

with many thanks and regards

Francois Verster

 

THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD ?????? 

Even Revolutions begin with a story…

www.dreamofshahrazad.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheDreamOfShahrazad

http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Dream-of-Shahrazad

Dear friends and colleagues

 

We are happy to say that we are finally in the early editing stages of THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD, our feature-length documentary film which looks at the legacy of the famous story collection THE 1001 (or “ARABIAN”) NIGHTS in context of recent political events in the Maghreb and Middle East…   

 

This film has been six years in the process, and has so far largely been a labour of love.  We have however, with our own investment, various favours, grant funds and a sales advance raised, successfully managed to shoot almost all of the material, and are hoping to complete the film by October this year.  

 

We now need to get over the final hurdle… As you may already have seen on facebook we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com – every little bit we get in now will help something towards a last trip to Egypt, archive and other music clearances, final translations and postproduction costs.

 

Please click HERE to have a look at the crowdfunding campaign.

 

Any amount that you are able to contribute, however small, will help at this stage… Contribution levels range from as low as US$5 upwards, and there are different perks for each level in return – the lowest ones being a listing, free download of the film or DVD once the film is done.

 

If you are unable to contribute at this point, of course it is completely fine… but it would be great if you could pass on this message to friends and colleagues (or if you can do that anyway even if you do contribute!)…  If you “like” us on the film’s facebook page, that will also help us to keep you informed of new developments and also in terms of future marketing options.

 

We have also launched a proper website for the film (where you can find more information, see video clips, pictures and more) at the following address:

 

www.dreamofshahrazad.com

 

I have a feeling that this may be my strongest film to date – it has been a long process, and we are all excited about finally getting it done… we now simply need funds to be able to finish properly.

 

All inputs appreciated!

 

 

with many thanks and regards

Francois Verster

 

 

THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD ?????? 

Even Revolutions begin with a story…

www.dreamofshahrazad.com

http://www.facebook.com/TheDreamOfShahrazad

http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Dream-of-Shahrazad