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The actors who would be Mandela

Over the years, many movies have been made about Nelson Mandela, the latest being the film adaptation of his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. That outing starred British actor Idris Elba, who follows in the steps of several actors who have played Madiba, only one of whom was South African – Lindane Nkosi.

Leading Lady for Seattle debut

Henk Pretorius is taking his latest work, Leading Lady, to the Seattle International Film Festival, where he won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film for Fanie Fourie's Lobola last year. The romantic comedy premières this weekend.

Films explore urban African tapestry

Six short films, making up the African Metropolis series, place the dynamic, growing cities of Africa on the big screen. "These films represent Africa in conversation with itself," explains one of the featured directors. The series has been screened at several international festivals.

Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

A slew of international awards has been bagged by The Forgotten Kingdom, a story of a young man's return to his roots inspired by and filmed in the mystical magic of Lesotho. The cinematography matches the breath-taking scenery, earning its cinematographer the Haskell Wexler Award in New York.

American film industry on tour

Several international films have already been shot in South Africa, but there is potential for so much more. A group of Hollywood producers is in the country to hear what it has to offer, and learn more about the locations, professional talent and services available, as well as the government incentives for the industry.

African films feature in Dubai

Over the past decade, the Dubai International Film Festival has raised the profile of cinema arts, drawing Hollywood mega-stars and new and contemporary voices from Africa and Asia. This year is no different, with several films from Africa on the programme.

Inner city kids learn about film

With Film + School, children from under-resourced schools are exposed to the art of storytelling through film. From the films, experts and their own exploration, they learn about genre and structure, including fiction, documentary and animated film.
 Education at the movies

Career day goes to the cinema

Selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country are screening a series of career-related films which will help over 24 000 high school pupils make useful decisions when choosing a profession.

Career day goes to the cinema

Various professions will be explored in a number of film episodes screened at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas, in an initiative to help underprivileged high school pupils make useful career choices.
New uniforms for needy pupils

Avalon Theatre rises from the ashes

Avalon Theatre rises from the ashes

Seventy-one years of independent South African cinema will be celebrated this year when the Moosa family's Avalon Group, once almost destroyed by apartheid, opens a new luxury Cine Centre in the upmarket Killarney Mall in Johannesburg.

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