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My favorite things from the last six months

Recently I was asked to pick my “Best Six,” i.e. pick my “favorite (six) things from the last six months” for a regular feature in “Art South Africa” magazine. Here…..

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Shameless self-promotion. Jumu’a: The Gathering

If you’re in Cape Town or Johannesburg this week, come watch my film ‘Jumu’a: The Gathering’ at the Encounters International Documentary festival. The film is centered around a few characters…..

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How to make a movie about Muslims

All the talk in the South African film world is all about the comedy “Material” these days, starring Cape Town stand-up comedian Riaad Moosa and Vincent Ebrahim of the popular BBC show The Kumars at No. 42. I recently saw Material and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. Set in Johannesburg’s predominantly Indian area of Fordsburg, it follows a young Muslim shopkeeper, Cassim Kaif (Moosa), on the cusp of taking over the family business upon the insistence of his father.

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Tumi's Tête Savante

We presume you’ve had Tumi and the Volume’s latest album, Pick A Dream, as much on repeat as we had this year. This the video for its opening track. Directed…..

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Film: 'The Killing Of The Imam'

http://vimeo.com/10372207 I chanced upon this 10-minute short film, “The Killing of the Imam,” which recounts the murder of Muslim cleric, journalist (he founded the newspaper “Muslim News” in 1960) and…..