docLOVE’s free screening of “One Take Grace”

Please join the DFA’s docLOVE Screenings Programme for a special screening of “One Take Grace” directed by Lindiwe Matshikiza. This is part of docLOVE’s free monthly documentary screening programme held at several venues around the country. 

“One Take Grace” is an experimental cinematic portrait of Mothiba Grace Bapela (58), South African mother, grandmother, film & television actor, and former domestic worker for over forty years. Bapela recounts and performs some of her life experiences, observing and absorbing what goes on in the intimacy of other people’s homes and families – ranging from the banal to the macabre – while suppressing her own frustrated desires and trauma. Narrated by Bapela herself, it is the perspective of one who has spent the majority of her life servicing the dreams of others, attempting to use her experiences to break through to her own. Director Lindiwe Matshikiza leads a multidisciplinary creative process in producing this collaboratively-made portrait of the often precarious, sometimes miraculous position of an African female migrant worker.

For Johannesburg residents, please join the screening at The Bioscope Independent Cinema on 31 May at 7pm. Book your free ticket via the Bioscope website

Cape Town residents can join at:
– Bertha House, Mowbray, on  31 May at 6pm (RSVP via
– Isivivana Centre Cinema, 8 Mzala Street, Khayelitsha  on 2 June at 6pm — seating is unreserved.