Isidingo going soft on social commentary

Isidingo has dealt with heavy issues which affect South Africans including misogyny, racism, domestic violence and HIV/Aids. However, recently there have been less hard-hitting stories and more sensational stories. We speak to head writer Ilse van Hemert who provides some insight into the storyline.

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Film Review: Driving With Fanon

The documentary Driving with Fanon uses random Fanon quotes without analysis. The phrase “The Wretched of The Earth” which is the title of Fanon’s most notable work, pops up on the screen several times, but it’s not quite clear how this relates to Sierra Leone’s civil war.

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Revel Fox’s New Film Features Busi Mhlongo

Director Revel Fox’s new film, Long Street, opens in cinemas later this month. Loosely based on his own daughter’s battle with drugs while trying to make it as a musician, this poetic film features the late maskandi singer, Busi Mhlongo.

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Film Review: Shirley Adams

Finally, a local film that’s not about Tsotsis in Hillbrow, the horrors of the swaart gevaar or droning HIV/Aids stories, hits our big screens. And no, it’s not another Oh Shucks! Here Comes Leon Schuster slapstick crap.

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Africans In Film – An Exercise In Positive PR

Is it impossible to ask for movies that have depictions of Africans not only as poverty-stricken villagers or people living under brutal regimes, but also as ordinary city-dwellers? Where are our extraordinary tales about our ordinary people? Luso Mnthali investigates this contentious issue.

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Meet Rhythm City’s Jamie Bartlett…The Man We Love To Hate!

The thought of being in the same room as Jamie Bartlett who plays Rhythm City’s conniving, malevolent and megalomaniac David Genaro sends shivers down my spine – it’s intimidating and exhilarating at the same time.So naturally, when I arrive at his home in Auckland Park, I’m a nervous wreck.

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The RACE-IST: Winning Has No Colour

the_race-ist1small.jpg Fast cars, hot girls, plenty of action and side-splitting comedy is what South African moviegoers can expect from the upcoming film The Race-ist, this December. We speak to director Andrew Wilmot to find out more about the film.

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Malawi’s new film Living On Perfume opens in two weeks

living_on_perfume_poster_finalsmall.jpg As Malawi continues to battle to uplift its film industry, actor and director Michael Usi affectionately known as Manganya and his production company, Mandiweni Film Production have finally released his third film titled Living on Perfume. Sam Banda Jnr speaks to director Manganya.

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South African Film uMalusi in cinemas this weekend

umalusi_poster_newsmall.jpg East London first-time director, Mlandu Sikwebu’s much-awaited introspective film uMalusi opens in cinemas across the country on Friday, July 10th. We caught up with the director, Mlandu Sikwebu, he gives us the low-down on who he is and how the film came about.

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