Last week, I was at the Cinema Africa Film festival in Stockholm. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to participate in the events but I’m happy that I took the time to see some of the movies during the festival.
They showed many African films like The Queen of Katwe directed by Mira Nair and starring actors like David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o and others. White Colour Black directed by Joseph Adesunloye. The cast includes Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Waje Ojo, Sy Alassane and others. Joseph is from Nigeria but lives in the UK.
But I was able to see a documentary on South Africa, The Giant is Falling by Rehad Desai at Zita Cinema on Sunday. I think the film gave a good picture of the political situation in South Africa; the ANC, EFF and DA (all political parties in SA). After seeing the film, I got more information about South Africa and the way their government runs the country. I may not want to be political in this post but according to the director of the movie, Julius Malema may not be the messiah poor South Africans are looking for. I may agree with this but I’m not sure, only the future will tell. If you want to know more about the contemporary South African government, corruption, harassment, syphoning of public funds for private use, killing of the mine workers, the fees must fall protest by university students, and the South African youths hope for democracy, you need to see this documentary.
I watched this movie which is a South African romantic film. Thabang Moleya directed the film; Happiness is A Four Letter Word. The cast starred Khanyi Mbau, Chris Attoh, Tongayi Chirisa, Renate Stuurman and others. This movie is the icing on the cake, mehn! It has been called the South African version of Sex and the City. The movie is around three girlfriends and their life, the lies, cheating, lust, friendship, makeup and break up and sex escapades with men. I loved how the characters in the movie were portrayed. I couldn’t move an inch till the end.
I met with Onyeka Nwelue who was one of the juries at the film festival. He is a well-known Nigerian young man who teaches at different universities for free. You should see his TEDTalks on YouTube.
I am sorry that I have been away from my blogging, the good thing is that I’m back.