The glamorous Cape Town International Film and Market.  Desmond Denton has been chosen as one of the top 10 projects in development from Africa to pitch and present his project Tulbagh Earthquake to the international panelists. More than 160 features, documentaries and short film productions from 50 countries formed part of the festival program each year.


More about the film project in development. “On the night of 29 September 1969 an earthquake
registering a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter’s scale hit the small picturesque town of Tulbagh in the Western Cape, South Africa. In an area that is not prone to earthquakes, the ground shook, tore and left a prominent scar. A scar that was running unbroken through the town and leading right up to the church, where it stopped, leaving the worship building unharmed. What is to unfold on these pages is the story inspired by real-life events. When we started the research for writing this story, we were touched by the courage and perseverance of people in this area: the personal experiences of earthquake survivors, amidst a very tense time in South Africa. As we journey through the events that took place before, during and after the earthquake, we will witness the response of human nature to that of Mother Nature.”

A gripping tale inspired by true events. Over a 36 hour period in the valley of Tulbagh, a handful of diverse people’s lives are shaken apart and drawn closer together by an unexpected earthquake.”


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