Filmmaker Anant Singh’s award-winning movie‚ Shepherds and Butchers‚ has been withdrawn from the Durban Film Festival.TMG Digital reported last week how a Go Pro made documentary was chosen to open the festival on June 16‚ instead of Singh’s film.“Films like these are a labour of love and made with intense commitment and sacrifice by many people over many years‚” Schmitz said in a statement. “I would expect a festival‚ especially when it has promised a gala event around the film‚ to cherish it as much as we do. I do not feel this is the case with the screening slot offered.”Singh said he had been willing to accept a new slot to a different day‚ and had reached agreement the film would be shown on Friday June 17. He’d asked for the screening to be between 7-8pm as an optimum time for people to get to the show. But on Monday‚ he said‚ he received a unilateral notification that the film would have a new time slot of 6pm‚ and the newly elected leadership were unwilling to compromise‚ ev...

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