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Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Since 1982, the year in which Billy Monk’s only photo exhibition took place and the year of his death, he has been known as a photographer for a...
​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema
​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema
There is a moment in Kalushi, Mandla Dube’s film about Umkhonto we Sizwe operative Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, when towards the end of his...
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...
'Iyho Solomon' anthem a potent rallying cry for students
'Iyho Solomon' anthem a potent rallying cry for students
They step forward, arms open wide, palms facing up, then give a harmonious, thunderous clap.
Red card for film that glorifies Fifa
Red card for film that glorifies Fifa
This you have to understand: the world is full of racists, chauvinists, Nazis, fascists and sneering Englishmen who think 13 rules are plenty to...
LGBT star roles dim in Hollywood
LGBT star roles dim in Hollywood
A study by the United States gay rights campaigning organisation Glaad has found that only 17 of the 102 movies from major studios last year...
SA's female filmmakers make the cut
SA's female filmmakers make the cut
"Walk on to a typical film set at lunch to see all you need to know about the South African industry," says Zandile Tisani, a University of Cape Town...
The dual approach to exceptionalism
The dual approach to exceptionalism
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer (22) did not grow up in a particularly creative environment, but his artistic output has come to include photography, film and...
'Empire of dirt': You can have it all
'Empire of dirt': You can have it all
South African-born filmmaker Ben Stillerman insists his documentary Taking Stock is not about his father – a man who runs a store...

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