Director: Catherine Stewart
Cast: Thishiwe Ziqubu,Sandi Schultz, Camilla Lilly Waldman, Petronella Nontsikelelo Tshuma
Awards: Pink Apple: Audience Award for Best Feature Film
South Afrika, 2015, 76’, color, BluRay
English with Turkish subtitles
Catherine Steward’s first feature cinema film “While You Weren’t Looking” takes place in today’s Cape Town and yet tries to establish a dialogue between the past and the present through characters from different generations. Dez and Terri is a lesbian couple who’ve been together for twenty years. Asanda, their foster daughter whom they adopted years ago, is now an adult and is going to university. Grown up in the post-Apartheid period, this young woman is in a way the face of new South Africa. As her mothers who fought for equality years ago now surrender to the conformism of middle age and the class they belong to, Asanda wants to question the reality that she has been taught and meets Shado, a “tomboy” who lives in the ghetto and tries to keep her brother away from criminal gangs, thanks to her interest in photography. “While You Weren’t Looking” portrays the recent history of South Africa through conflicts based on sex and class.
In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.
Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.
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