Film

​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
For someone who has been on the receiving end of hate speech, Nakhane Touré is looking decidedly relaxed. It could be the familiarity of the...
Moonlight's shine remedies
Moonlight's shine remedies
It’s difficult to write about a film that has already been so widely covered. Moonlight has racked up a string of awards, most notably...
South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
This weekend, The Wound will become the second South African narrative film to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the event's...
8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
By now you might have heard about how Meryl Streep won the internet after her provocative and emotional speech as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille...
Meryl Streep uses Golden Globes to excoriate Trump in tearful acceptance speech
Meryl Streep uses Golden Globes to excoriate Trump in tearful acceptance speech
US actors turned the 2017 Golden Globe Awards into a scathing attack on Donald Trump, with several of the evening's winners using their acceptance...
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...

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