Africa’s diverse movie industry has received a nod from Oscar awards after two movies from the continent have moved a step closer to qualification into best foreign language film slot. By Lyonike Mughogho
One of the least travelled artistic routes until recently has been life behind bars for female inmates. Thembi, a locally-produced film, aims to delve into this life and also open up the industry for relatively unknown actors and actresses.
2017 has been a great year for telling authentically African stories. Several local films have been applauded internationally, scooping awards and raising the SA flag high on a global stage.
The official soundtrack to the upcoming Gersh Kgamedi movie has been released and the track list is sure to be a hit with local music fans.
In movies, coming of age often means a teenager is shown having sex for the first time and blooming into adulthood. However, in “The Wound,” South Africa’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race for the 2018 Oscars, coming of age means something very different indeed. By Tom O'Brien
Zulu Wedding is the much-anticipated romantic comedy from producer and director, Lineo Sekeleoane. This is a first in South Africa when a black female producer and director, also created the concept for the film.
Starring Khabonina Qubeka, Khanyi Mbau, Gugu Zulu, Mandisa Nduna and Aubrey Poo, to name a few, She is King is a joyous celebration of Zulu culture in a glossy contemporary setting, and showing off the City of Gold as the Broadway of Africa.
The film Call Me Thief or Noem My Skollie has made its UK premiere as part of London’s Film Africa Festival. The film’s Director Daryne Joshua was in the UK to promote the film, which is gaining international recognition.
Film director Akin Omotoso is passionate about telling "uncomfortable" stories and giving people who are often ignored by society a voice through films such as Vaya.