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Geocentric: Films from and about South Africa (with some measure of consequence)

by Jans de Jager
Geocentric: Films from and about South Africa (with some measure of consequence) by Jans de Jager
Will update sporadically. PM suggestions. Not including far-off relations like Charlize Theron and Arnold Vosloo. 2009 District 9 (Neil Blomkamp) Invictus (Clint Eastwood) White Wedding (Jann Turner) 2008 Disgrace (Steve Jacobs) Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman) 2007 Meisie (Darrell Roodt) Prey (Darrell Roodt)] SMS Sugarman (Aryan Kaganof) 2006 Catch a fire (Phillip Noyce) 2005 U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (Mark Dornford-May) Tsotsi (Gavid Hood) 2004 Drum (Zola Maseko) Yesterday (Darrell Roodt) 2002 Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch) 1997 Paljas (Katinka Heyns) 1993 There’s a Zulu On My Stoep (Gray Hofmeyr) 1988 Fiela se Kind (Katinka… Read more

Will update sporadically. PM suggestions. Not including far-off relations like Charlize Theron and Arnold Vosloo.

2009

District 9 (Neil Blomkamp)
Invictus (Clint Eastwood)
White Wedding (Jann Turner)

2008

Disgrace (Steve Jacobs)
Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman)

2007

Meisie (Darrell Roodt)
Prey (Darrell Roodt)]
SMS Sugarman (Aryan Kaganof)

2006

Catch a fire (Phillip Noyce)

2005

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (Mark Dornford-May)
Tsotsi (Gavid Hood)

2004

Drum (Zola Maseko)
Yesterday (Darrell Roodt)

2002

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch)

1997

Paljas (Katinka Heyns)

1993

There’s a Zulu On My Stoep (Gray Hofmeyr)

1988

Fiela se Kind (Katinka Heyns)
The Stick (Darrell Roodt)

1979

The Gods Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys)

1972

Boesman and Lena (Ross Devenish)

Here is a video of local fundi Trevor Taylor on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP72f7KYz4I
BFI seems to have the best directory on the subject http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/index.php
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_African_films and http://et-ee.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2695668014&topic=8921

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