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Monday, December 30th, 2013

Top 10 Films of 2013

To be sure, 2013 has been quite a year for film, with plenty of great stuff to choose from. In terms of African cinema, this has been a particularly impressive time for short films, making it hard to choose just two to include on this list. I’m sure there are plenty of films that didn’t

Monday, August 19th, 2013

What are the politics of the briefly banned film “Of Good Report”?

When I was at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) last month, I was perusing the program, and for one reason or another, Jahmil X. T. Qubeka’s feature “Of Good Report” caught my eye. Perhaps I was pleased...

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

This Film Has Been Banned

Following what transpired at the opening night of the 2013 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s “Of Good Report” will go down in history as one of the most spectacular opening night films seen by almost...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Opening night film at Durban International Film Festival banned

After sitting through a series of speeches by distinguished guests at my first Durban International Film Festival I was shocked, just as most of the audience was, when Festival Director Peter Machen introduced the opening film, ‘Of...