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Jyoti Mistry

Jyoti Mistry

    SA cinema needs to set itself free by retelling the country's stories
    SA cinema needs to set itself free by retelling the country's stories
    South African cinema has a long history of production. Yet, similar to the country’s segregated past, it too has a segregated history of...
    Beyond Homeland Nostalgia
    Beyond Homeland Nostalgia
    Bindi's, biryani and Bollywood. Even if a year ago you were in the dark about the thriving film industry in India, or the Indian diaspora in...
    Power's Changing Shape
    Power's Changing Shape
    It is a meeting I am anticipating. Not only because Ferial is an admirable writer and a journalist of esteem but because she is possibly the most...
    Burden of history
    Burden of history
    Ink@Boilingpoint: A Selection of 21st Century Black Women's Writing from the Southern Tip of Africa
    Regional TV's Guts
    Regional TV's Guts
    Regional television is a now an impending reality, its seeds having been planted firmly in a parliamentary Act. The task of suggesting a functional...
    A Touch of Class
    A Touch of Class
    South Africa's 'emerging black middle class' seems to get a lot of press in certain quarters. While consumer studies convince us of this growing...
    Short and sweet
    Short and sweet
    In my last instalment I promised to reveal the secrets of using the short film format to strengthen the hope of a nation so desperately ambitious...
    Regional Television: A Realistic Option?
    Regional Television: A Realistic Option?
    The pressure for greater representation of South Africa's official languages on television brings regional broadcasting, with its seemingly obvious...
    The art of the quickie
    The art of the quickie
    Before I got to South Africa, I understood the expression 'quickie' to mean a short, sexual encounter providing immediate gratification, with none...
    Blockbuster or bust
    Blockbuster or bust
    In 2002 the pool of the moving image industry was disturbed by a series of ripples, generated by pebbles of discontent. The uneasiness came in the...
    Who's black, anyway?
    Who's black, anyway?
    I am intrigued by the heated conversations about 'black media' in South Africa. Sitting through many of these discussions I find myself silently...