African Farm Outreach Programme
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LETTERS FROM THE CHILDREN
Read some of the many letters received from the children who have been to see the movie thanks to donations made to the African Farm
Outreach Programme.
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THE ANIMALS

he trainer faced with the huge task of handling the animals on the shoot was Nicole Jennings. Initially approached in April 2003, her first task was to cast the dogs to appear in the film. As dogs play such a major role in the film they have to be the kind of creatures that are people-friendly and socialized. She chose Emma and Sasha to double as the film’s hero dog, “Doss”.
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BONNIE'S LONG JOURNEY TO THE FARM

he writer/producer Bonnie Rodini spent over a decade getting The Story of an African Farm on the go. She wrote the screenplay in 1990 while she was living in NewYork . "I was lucky. I had a chance meeting with the writer and director James Dearden. I became his assistant on a movie called A Kiss before Dying with Matt Dillon and Sean Young. I initially asked him to write the screenplay for African Farm but I was short of a million dollars, so I thought I'd give it a go.
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THE DIRECTOR - DAVID LISTER

fter studying Fine Arts and being employed in professional theatre, David Lister graduated with first class honours from The London Film School and returned to South Africa to work in the film & television industry. In a career spanning 28 years he has directed 14 cinema & telefeatures, 11 television drama series (totalling 125 episodes), a 52 part puppet series, 63 documentaries as well as commercials and corporate image films.
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THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

he Story of an African Farm was marketed in a unique and novel way at the Cannes Film Festival...

"Toppers and tails

Operatic ostriches line up outside the Palais to add a little avian avoirdupois to those taking a beak at Tuesday's proceedings"
- The Hollywood Reporter, Cannes Edition,
May 19, 2004
PAINTINGS OF SCENES FROM THE MOVIE

The Artist Moira Rodini paints a variety of subjects including landscapes, flowers and portraits. She has painted scenes from the film The Story of an African farm, which her daughter Bonnie produced.

Her work is currently in several galleries in the Cape including High Constantia, Lipschitz Gallery in Plettenburgbay, Gallery 64 in Hermanus and the Gallery in Greyton.

For further information or a private viewing of her art please contact Moira on +27 (0)21 674-1667

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