Item - BALLAD OF ROSALIND BALLINGALL

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BALLAD OF ROSALIND BALLINGALL

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40 mins
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Accompanies thesis ‘Memory, Time and Place in the Ballad of Rosalind Ballingall (BUT 791.43 SCHA)
Director: Nicole Schafer : South Africa, 2005.
This film was submitted as a requirement for the degree Masters in Film and Television Production at the Institute for Film and New Media at UCT in 2005.
The film is a recollection of the mystery surrounding the disappearance in 1969 of twenty year old UCT drama student Rosalind Ballingall from the Sugar House, a hippie commune in the Knysna Forest where she had been spending a few days with two friends. Four decades later her disappearance still remains one of South Africa’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. The film draws on various people’s memories to reconstruct the events and suggest what might have happened. The soundtrack includes music by folksingers Mike Dickman and John Oakley-Smith from the late 60s and 70s which was supplied by the 3rd Ear Music Company’s Hidden Years Music Archive Project – an archive of words/music of artists either censored or never released during the apartheid years (www.3rdearmusic.com).

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