06 AprBiopic misrepresents Miles Davis in the life of a South African freedom fighter
The film takes too little care over factual accuracy, and narrows and distorts what jazz meant to those fighting on the front lines for liberation.
Joko Ya Hao: A political examination of women and the Church
Set in a time when the apartheid government administered forced removals under the Group Areas Act, Joko Ya Hao is a film about the...
Indian Matchmaking: The divine cosmology of love with Sima Taparia
Taparia views herself as a divinely appointed intermediary, who given the natural and supernatural resources at her disposal, aligns...
The closing of South Africa’s Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
South Africa’s theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town’s famous Fugard Theatre has closed its...
Meet the woman shaping post-pandemic cybersex
Interest in cybersex is soaring as the pandemic has left people subject to lockdowns and travel bans and unable to seek intimacy in the...
WATCH | Thebe Magugu’s Paris Fashion Week fashion film ‘Banyoloyi A Bosigo’
Using his Autumn/ Winter 2021 collection titled Alchemy, Banyoloyi a bosigo is a visceral short film on African etherealism and the...
Creating dance amid the challenges of Covid
Imagine you’ve been asked to create a ballet, but the dancers aren’t allowed to touch or be in the same room at the same time.
Netflix partners with the NFVF to fund local filmmakers
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has partnered with Netflix to produce six South African feature films.
Netflix is working on feature that may prevent password sharing
Netflix is in the process of testing a new feature that will prevent its users from sharing their login details to make sure that users...
Why Indian films are popular in Ghana – and have been for decades
Over the past ten years, Indian television series have become a feature in many households across Ghana. Hundreds of Hindi films from the...
‘Umbango’, South Africa’s first western was part of Apartheid's scheme to keep township dwellers docile
The 1986 film was part of apartheid’s scheme to keep township dwellers docile through cinematic escapism. It backfired and now the cult...
WATCH | ‘The Gate of Heavenly Peace’: an account of how militaries continue to suppress protest action
WARNING: This article contains graphic imagery that may offend sensitive viewers. Demonstration efforts against the Chinese government...
Not in my neighbourhood: These five films consider spatial violence and gentrification
Spatial planning refers to the interventions used by the public and private sector to influence the distribution of people and activities...
The Most Expensive Sunset: A film about spatial apartheid
The Most Expensive Sunset is a short film by Breeze Yoko that makes use of carefully considered juxtaposition to make commentary on Cape...
This new Netflix film is a heart-breaking open letter to being gay in a homophobic world
A visitor turns an evening upside down when he interrupts a gathering of gay men in New York City in 1968.
The 'Carlton Dance' was improvised and other things we learnt from the Fresh Prince reunion
To commemorate its legacy, the family sitcom’s cast sat down to film a reunion special for HBO Max. Not to be mistaken with a reboot,...
Films you can see at the Africa Rising International Film Festival this week
??Africa Rising International Film Festival is a youth and women led intervention and event looking to increase entry and access into the...
Steve McQueen on Black resilience in his new film series: 'If you are the big tree, we'll be the small axe'
We speak to Academy-award winning director Steve McQueen about his new anthology film series, Small Axe.
Rolling debt: Well-known SA film and television producer accused of IOUs in excess of R1m
Niel van Deventer, best known in the industry for his production role in South African films, has been accused of non-payments in excess...
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