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Spurred by the impetus of the #MeToo movement, South Africa’s is the latest film and TV industry to introduce intimacy protocols to guide how intimate scenes are conceived and executed.
The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
A tide of ‘the feels’ buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
The artist’s body of work, through its very public focus on queer masculinity, offers alternative ways of thinking about what being a man is.
Micro-budgets, alternative distribution and collaboration have been fast-tracked by the coronavirus crisis.
There aren’t a lot of studies on South Africa’s cultural economy. A new one finds a cluster of creative firms in Cape Town with high levels of innovation.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
China’s offensive ‘blackface’ skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
The decision by South Africa’s Film and Publication Board to ban the film Inxeba has been widely criticised.
The journey of South African film has been a tumultuous one, with a disjointed history and an uncertain future.