Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Redemption Trope in South African Cinema

Come Back Africa (dir. Lionel Rogosin), Mapantsula (dir. Oliver Schmitz) and Tsotsi (dir. Gavin Hood) mark three distinct eras in South African cinema. The oldest of the three, Come Back Africa, shot secretly in the late 1950s, shows the routine violence of the apartheid state. The viewer experiences the monotony of social exclusion through the

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Blitz the Ambassador talks African Cinema

  Blitz the Ambassador (you know we like him) says a lot about African film making in 120 seconds. H/T:Society HAE

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The History of ‘South African’ Cinema

The Johannesburg filmmaker Cedric Sundstrom has been working on a documentary film on the history of cinema in South Africa.  The South African-based movie review show “The Admiral and Akin” has put the trailer of Sundstrom’s film...