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Monday, November 11th, 2013

How about booking a night in this ‘shantytown’?

Where else, but in #SouthAfrica. There are times when even we are speechless. Who comes up with offensive stuff like this? For a price nearly equivalent to the median monthly income of a South African domestic worker, you can stay for a night in a real informal settlement! I mean, just because these shacks have “under-floor heating...

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Weekend Special N°1002

Here’s a couple of links we’ve bookmarked for reading and watching this week. Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun’s new film “Grigris” premiered in Cannes. First reviews are up in Variety, the Guardian, Hollywood Reporter and rfi.fr. Rfi also has an interview with Haroun about...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The first Afrikaans film at Cannes

Finally a teaser for the film “Skoonheid,” by Cape Town director, Oliver Hermanus, is now online. Billed as the first Afrikaans film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, the film also finally screened earlier today at...

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

White Culture

In 2008  four white students from a still segregated dorm (on the overwhelmingly white Afrikaner campus) of the University of the Free State in South Africa made a racist video “… meant to protest the idea of...