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Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business...
​The extraordinary Train of Sugar and Salt
​The extraordinary Train of Sugar and Salt
It was no usual journey. During the eighties, ordinary Mozambicans, brought to brink of desperation by the post-independence civil war that ravaged...
Trigger warnings are essential and shouldn't be overlooked in film screenings
Trigger warnings are essential and shouldn't be overlooked in film screenings
As part of the Open Design Festival, the Black Filmmakers’ Festival held a screening and discussion session in Cape Town’s City Hall, which...
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
For a black film and media student at the University of Cape Town, Spike Lee’s 'Do The Right Thing' (1989) was a revelation. I watched it on a...
Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
In Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story The Adventures of Pinocchio, the eponymous puppet who hopes to become a real boy is led from the path of...
Durban film festival: It is all black and white when working outside the colour lines
Durban film festival: It is all black and white when working outside the colour lines
it’s nothing more than light, colour is political. Think of the way socialism is universally synonymous with the colour red, or how the palette...
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
“Democracy is for the capitalists and their children’s children,” says activist Moekheti Khoda near the end of the documentary Black Lives...
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), now in its 19th consecutive year, is a...
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
“Silence for me is when the audience starts to watch,” says filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, via email from the Sydney Film Festival. 
How Captain America used isiXhosa for the Black Panther
How Captain America used isiXhosa for the Black Panther
I think we can all agree that Captain America: Civil War is a kickass movie. It has balanced action, a huge...
Film festival in South Africa lays bare a changing and multifaceted Europe
Film festival in South Africa lays bare a changing and multifaceted Europe
The European Film Festival kicks off in South Africa on May 6 with 11 films from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands,...
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
There are moments in the beginning of The People versus the Rainbow Nation where you brace yourself for an up-to-date report from the...
New Ethiopian film addresses 'Red Terror' mass killings
New Ethiopian film addresses 'Red Terror' mass killings
The Ethiopian film industry is growing, though most feature films, especially those shot in the country’s working language Amharic, are based on...
Happiness is … A South African flick that makes money
Happiness is … A South African flick that makes money
First-time film director Thabang Moleya can pat himself on the back for helming a hit movie on debut: the romantic drama Happiness is a...

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