Award-Winning South African Drama ‘Colors of Heaven’ Gets a USA Release, Premiering on Netflix Today


The South African dramatic film, previously titled “A Million Colors,” is being released in the USA, premiering on Netflix today under the title “Colors of Heaven.” Directed by Peter Bishai and starring Wandile Molebatsi (“Machine Gun Preacher,” “Chappie”), Jason Hartman… Continue Reading

Sundance 2017 Preview: South African Drama ‘The Wound’ Wants to Challenge Narrow Depictions of “African Masculinity”


The 2017 Sundance Film Festival has begun unveiling its lineup with today’s announcement of the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT sections. Scrubbing the list to identify titles to profile on this blog, given our interests,… Continue Reading

Trailer: Hailed as the “First Great African Western,” Mozambique-Based Licínio Azevedo’s ‘Train of Salt and Sugar’

"The Train of Salt and Sugar"

The latest film by celebrated Brazilian-born, Mozambican director Licínio Azevedo, “Train of Salt and Sugar,” is set in the civil-war-torn northern Mozambique during the late 80’s, and was hailed by some critics as the first “great African Western,” after it premiered… Continue Reading

Check Out a Truckload of Images from South African Spaghetti Western-Influenced ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’


After a lengthy period in research and development, principal photography recently wrapped on the South African thriller, “Five Fingers for Marseilles,” from director Michael Matthews and screenwriter Sean Drummond (both of them also produce). As post-production begins, with a 2017 premiere… Continue Reading

2016 Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Kicks Off Today With a Diverse Lineup of Compelling Films

Encounters - Ashley Kriel

The 18th Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival kicks off today, June 2, and runs through June 12, 2016 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The line up includes the world premieres of some ground-breaking and politically relevant South African documentaries,… Continue Reading

2016 Durban International Film Festival Emphasizes Continent with Lineup of Strong African Features & Shorts

A feature length documentary exploring the final chapter in the life of one of the World’s great musical heroines.

With about half of all the films originating from the continent (Africa), and much of the rest of the program dealing with diasporic issues and identity politics, this year’s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) aims to establish itself as a true festival… Continue Reading