This week’s photo is a still from Necktie Youth, one of the brilliant films featured at Film Africa 2015 brought to you by the Royal African Society. It’s 5th year in a row, Film Africa promises to showcase a wealth of talent and entertainment from the continent in the form of documentaries, fiction films and shorts across 10 days, starting on the 30th of October.
Set during the anniversary of the violent Soweto Youth Uprising of June 16 1976, an affluent group of Johannesburg youths are shocked by the live-streamed suicide of one of their friends. Beautifully and starkly shot in black and white, this revealing exploration of the generation born after the fall of Apartheid presents a side of South Africa not often seen. Winner of the Best South African Film and Best Director at Durban International Film Festival, director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer is one to watch.
Read more about Necktie Youth here.
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