Local film features at Cannes

2017-05-26 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedSouth Coast film producer Senzo Zindela addresses the international media at a briefing about the film ‘Red Cargo’ in Thailand in December.

PHOTO: suppliedSouth Coast film producer Senzo Zindela addresses the international media at a briefing about the film ‘Red Cargo’ in Thailand in December.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A LOCALLY produced upcoming film is being featured at the Cannes Film Festival in France today.

Set in Port Shepstone, Red Cargo is a film written and produced by local filmmaker, Senzo Zindela, of Sollywood Films, in collaboration with Thailand film giants, Kao Tayarn.

It is centered on a Zulu warrior, Senzo, who goes head to head with a Thailand rhino poaching ring in order to avenge the death of his eight-year-old brother and fiancé. The two are murdered after the boy stole the rhino horns from local poachers.

After witnessing the murders Senzo, an eminent stick- fighting warrior, seeks revenge, however, unbeknown to him the poachers work for a Thailand ivory and diamond dealing ring who kidnap him and subject him to his toughest opponents yet.

Producer Zindela said the film will tackle various South African social ills, including poaching, slavery and cultural prejudice.

He said the decision to name the main character after him came from his Thai partners so as to honour Zindela for the courage and good deeds he has done for his South Coast community.

Red Cargo is Zindela’s fourth film. His films, Finding Joy, The Right and Problems are Everywhere were aired on M-Net.

The Izingolweni-born Ugu Film Festival founder said he has had a flair for film and photography since high school. “By Grade 11 I already had six people in my employ with my photography business,” said Zindela.

After high school Zindela received a bursary to study business management at the University of Chicago in the United States and thereafter another to study B.Com accounting at the University of Zululand.

“I then decided to utilise my business and entrepreneural skills to pursue my film passion,” said Zindela.

“We are all born to make things happen for ourselves. Anything that they can do in Johannesburg and Cape Town we can do better here.

The South Coast is a haven of riches and possibilities,” said Zindela.

Red Cargo is set for release early next year.

We are all born to make things happen for ourselves. Anything that they can do in Johannesburg and Cape Town we can do better here. The South Coast is a haven of riches and possibilities

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/News
 

Weird things dogs do

Caught your dog doing something... well a little bit odd? Don’t worry, there’s a simple explanation for his behaviour.

 
 

Paws

Makeover saves dog’s life
For the love of Corgis!
Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.