African Film Festival New York

Get ready for the a thought-provoking film trip through the motherland (yes, we say motherland…snick, snick). The African Film Festival New York rolled into town yesterday and there’s a lot to see and discuss. We’re especially keen to see the new South African flicks everyone and their gogo is talking about, Jerusalema and Behind the Rainbow, a riveting look at post-apartheid South Africa. For a full schedule of events and […]

 

Could this be the next Tsotsi?

Already catching some Oscar-buzz (here we go) the latest film out of South Africa, Jerusalema, deals with an issue that seems like we’ll be getting very familiar with in the next few years, it seems. Tsotsi’s are SA gangsters. The movie, which premiered to much critical fanfare at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, has obviously been compared to Gavin Hood’s Oscar-wnning Tsotsi and Martin Scorcese’s The Departed […]