Cannes-winning South African film maker Oliver Hermanus is planning to use his next film to explore military conscription and how it shaped white masculinity during apartheid. By Vukile Dlwati
South African director, Liesl Tommy, has been signed to direct the big screen adaptation of Trevor Noah’s autobiography, Born A Crime. This is Noah’s first project with Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, and will be released through their venture, Day Zero Productions.
Kosta Kalarytis, the director and producer of the award-winning local feature ‘Dora’s Peace’, is in the process of developing an exciting new project under his production company, One Man Band.
Biblical movie Samson filmed on South African sets adapted from a separate production and used the country as a double for Middle Eastern story settings. Bruce Macdonald co-directed the film and is also a director of South African production service company Boomtown Films. by Nick Goundry
Trevor Noah will see his 2016 autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood get a movie adaptation as reported by Deadline. By Tom Head
Anant Singh has announced that the film, Museo, which he is co-producing with Mexico's Panorama Global, will have its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on 22 February as part of the official competition.
A Port Elizabeth film producer, Pholile Maneli, is on a quest to produce a film dealing with social issues affecting the youth, following a trip to the US where she spent three weeks working with the homeless. By Devon Koen
Award-winning South African film maker Sibs Shongwe-La Mer has announced the lead actors for "The Sound of Animals Fighting", his second feature, and they're a veritable who's who of Hollywood's indie scene. By Garreth Van Niekerk
Fassie was a South African Afropop singer, affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the ‘Queen of African Pop’ or simply as The Black Madonna.
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