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Guest Talk on Cape Talk Radio – Looking for Love Review.

It is Heritage month and this is a good month for local film. The passed two weeks I spoke on Cape Talk with Africa Melane for his film review slot. I watched The Equalizer an action vigilante film directed by Antoinee Fuqua starring Denzel Washington. Who can fault Denzel? He is always good. Personally it would not be my first choice, its a bad-ass bloody action film, I know I am not the target market but I had to watch the film for the review. The second time around however, I was given free reign to pick a film of my choice, so naturally I went for a local film and my pick was Adze Ugah’s Looking For Love. I am a sucker for local movies and this one did not disappoint, spicy, sexy and very powerful. Celeste Ntuli did the most and I adored her. What made my experience all…

Awotele Magazine Feature

2018 has been a year of quite a few lessons and every so often I receive wonderful surprises. One of such, being featured in the Pan-African French film publication called Awotele. I have been doing a lot of learning, taking time to read on a wide range of topics of this world, writing for Awotele and having my article translated in French was quite a delightful and refreshing experience. I wrote about the history of South African film. Contributed by writers from all over Africa and France, Awotele is a colourful magazine that shows its love to African film. The cover story is Rafiki the first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes, my beloved festival. The story is by female writer and director Wanuri Kahiu. You can check out the film trailer and a talk by the director on her Ted Talk. Keep It Reel…  https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU https://youtu.be/4–BIlZE_78

Inside Nommer 37 with Nosipho Dumisa

Two days after attending the Johannesburg premiere of Nommer 37, I’m still reeling from what felt like was a roller coaster ride, I mean sitting on the edge of my seat kind of feeling. I have seen many South African films but there are very few that I have considered to be authentic and real, very few. The debate as to how or why South African films do not do well, I would say boils down to authenticity, how well a South African filmmaker knows and understand the society they’re in. I mean the debate is much larger than what I may be simplifying it too, I know, but having seen Nommer 37 and all the societal issues addressed, the reaction from the crowd and the story within itself informs me that writing about what you see and know, one might yield results. Nosipho’s debut film and the company Gambit…