South African Cinema: Articles


'Yesterday' Movie Review: Memorable AIDS Drama in Zululand

Yesterday movie: South African AIDS drama with Leleti Khumalo and Lihle Mvelase. 'Yesterday' movie review: Fantastic central performance in South African AIDS drama To date, nowhere has the AIDS pandemic been felt more strongly than in Sub-Saharan Africa, home to approximately 16 percent of the world's population and 70 percent […]


Berlin Film Festival: South African 'Carmen' Wins Golden Bear + Anti-Nazi Fighters & Explicit Sex

Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear 2005 goes to Carmen in Khayelitsha. The 2005 Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear has been awarded to the Xhosa-language South African production Carmen in Khayelitsha. Directed by Mark Dornford-May and starring Pauline Malefane (right, with the Golden Bear atop her head), Carmen in Khayelitsha is […]


African Cinema: Movies from Sub-Saharan Africa Showcased in Toronto

African cinema: 'Moolaadé' by Ousmane Sembene at Toronto Film Festival. African Cinema at Toronto Film Festival: Movies include Ousmane Sembene's 'Moolaadé,' AIDS drama 'Yesterday' African cinema is the focus of the 2004 Toronto Film Festival's Planet Africa sidebar, which is screening five features and eight shorts. Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene's […]


'The Passion of the Christ' DVD: Mel Gibson R-Rated Bestseller + Naked Men & Oscar Wilde in Toronto

'The Passion of the Christ': Jim Caviezel as Jesus. 'The Passion of the Christ' DVD: Mel Gibson movie is an R-rated hit in North America With the not inconsiderable assistance from Christian churches and organizations across the United States, The Passion of the Christ DVD – rated R – has […]