- Nov 5, 2016
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Winning at the first Joburg Film Festival!
Well done to everyone involved in bringing Zakes Mda’s novel, The Whale Caller, to screen. A huge congratulations to director Zola Maseko for winning Best African Film. It was worth the wait!
Praising its “fable-like quality” while drawing a contrast to the more conventional output of a South African film biz, which typically hews to Hollywood-style storytelling, the jury singled out its “uniqueness, poetry, and strength of imagination.”