Winning at the first Joburg Film Festival!

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 – 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.”

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