A vociferously independent young South African filmmaker has received a huge vote of confidence in his endeavours. Not only has Sibs Shongwe-La Mer spoken at TEDx Johannesburg, but one of his low-fi films has been selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
• Locally-made films get Oscar nod
With the spotlight firmly fixed on South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, it’s easy to forget what the football is like elsewhere on the continent – played far from glitzy stadiums, often in remote villages with hand-made balls, bare feet and a couple of crooked sticks for goal posts.
• Football in South Africa