In Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez the man feels more like an awkward prop in a story of white redemption rather than the star of his own movie.
When the Danish film, “For a Better World,” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night, I immediately started googling it– all the descriptions and reviews suggested it took place “in an African village” (it turns it is supposed to be Sudan); and the trailer conjured up the usual stereotypes (white man saves natives). […]
Apart from Charlize Theron and her dress, the very big continent of Africa was indirectly represented at the Academy Awards last night when the short film, “Music by Prudence” won for best documentary short. As you know by now, the whole thing has been dominated by one of the former producers (who throws around Ndebele […]