Skip to main content

The Urgent Queue

South Africa, 1958 (MIFF 1959, Programme 27)

Director: Jamie Uys

This film is the story of the migration of a Bantu family to Port Elizabeth in search of work. The film tells an intensely human story, with highlights of drama and humour typical of the lives of millions of South Africa's non-white inhabitants.

See also...

The Fox Has Four Eyes

This is the story of tribal witchcraft, ritual, murder,and the frenzied efforts of a bereaved father to avenge the killing of his daughter. This becomes his obsession, and his determination finally ... More »

Swedish Peasant Paintings

A film about the so-called "gourd" paintings which were done by the itinerant peasant artists who flourished in the Dalecarlia district of Sweden in the 18th Century. The scenes usually have a ... More »

Sonata in Brussels

With a touch of fantasy, the architecture and atmosphere of Brussels revealed in four movements: night lights and jazz; morning quiet; street bustle; and people at rest and play. ... More »

An Artist Looks at Churches

An artist's impression of the architecture and decoration of British churches through the ages. It is shown that the portrayal of the human face and figure has been a source of inspiration to those ... More »

Light

An experiment in film design showing light in its many forms, its changing moods, and its effect on the senses. ... More »

Think Twice

With good visuals and a pertinent commentary, this film shows the various hazards connected with boilermaking, and electric and oxywelding in particular. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director