Fri 14 Oct, Sun 16 Oct 2022

Toyota US Woordfees • Stellenbosch • South Africa


An honour to be included in the impressive line-up of films and events selected for Woordfees 2022.


Sculpting This Earth turns out to be the year's top performer, generating more ticket sales than any of the other films screened at the festival in 2022.


Great to present the film to an audience in Stellenbosch – not only Strijdom's home base but also the location for so many of the sequences in the film that were shot in and around the town. Q&A after the Sunday screening, led by Danie Marais (left), in charge of the film festival component of Woordfees, with Victor van Aswegen, director, Kristi Boonzaaier, composer, holding the microphone, and Strijdom van der Merwe, artist.

Fri 26 Aug, Sat 27 Aug, Sun 28 Aug 2022

Solo Studios • Riebeek-Kasteel • South Africa


Premiere screening of Sculpting This Earth on Friday 26 August 2022, followed by five more screenings the same weekend.

All six screenings sold out – the only exception being the Saturday morning show, coinciding with an Australia-South Africa rugby test match being played half a world away, forcing people to choose between art and sport.

Wed 3 Aug 2022

Riebeek-Kasteel • South Africa


Private screening for a large contingent of invited members of the press, in advance of the premiere later the month, to introduce the film, with artist, director and composer in attendance. First screening in Mike and Lorna Spittal's art-filled Kunshuis in Riebeek-Kasteel, downstairs in the new Kelderteater equipped with state-of-the-art 4K projection facilities.


Composer Kristi Boonzaaier, director Victor van Aswegen and artist Strijdom van der Merwe engaging the press audience in lively conversation about the film during Q&A after the screening in a packed Kelderteater.


Kunshuis on the evening of 2 August, ready to host the press the following day for the private screening that will also be the first time the film is shown to an audience.