As the broader South African film industry has come into its own in the past decade, longtime helmer
and producer Don Edkins sees a maturity in local docs as well.
We are doing a lot here, but people don't know it," says veteran helmer
In addition to its usual lineup of new Asian pics, Winds of Asia will feature a sidebar devoted to new Taiwanese helmers
and a retro of films by Turkish helmer
Only if auds say a movie is "kick ass" do they really like it, according to the helmer
And Pere's lineup certainly embraces other helmers
who are already established names on the festival circuit.
Still, in the past, budget-adhering helmers
with a couple of studio credits under their belts could pretty much count on working every 18 months.