Film

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Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Biopics are tricky things – done badly, they are either the cinematic equivalent of self-help books, done well they become a story all of their own, which never...
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Is Chiwetel Ejiofor just a TV actor?

Ask a stupid question….the answer obviously is no. From his first major break-out as a leading man in Dirty, Pretty Things, in which he plays an illegal immigr...
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‘Monsieur Jacques’ takes centre-stage

‘Plot for Peace’, produced by the African Oral History Archive, tells the fascinating and previously untold story of Jean-Yves Ollivier or ‘Monsieur Jacques’,  ...
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Ceddo – By Ousmane Sembene

In Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's Ceddo (1977), a village king embraces Islam and, with the support of a cruel imam, tries to force all his subjects to c...
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“The Price of Things”

“The Price of Things” Last night, after leaving the festival site, called the June 12th Cultural Centre, I took a motorbike taxi home; in the first instance, th...
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Future Sounds of Mzansi – Film Screening

Future Sounds of Mzansi dir. Nthato Mokgata & Lebogang Rasethaba, South Africa 2014, 1h38m Co-directed by performance artist and producer Spoek Matham...