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14. August 2014

Screening of "Otelo Burning", Thu, 28 August 2014, 22h00, HKW

otelo burning

Durban 1989: For sixteen-year-old Otelo Buthelezi and his friends from a township, surfing is the greatest—it represents freedom and a possible means of escaping everyday poverty and racism. Tragedy strikes and on the day of Mandela’s release from prison Otelo must decide between a surfing career and his own belief in political justice.

Otelo Burning has set tongues wagging across the globe” – East Coast Radio’s Anisa Ussuph

“a beautifully authentic film,  based on a rather unconventional movie theme” Debbie Myburg – thesouthafrican.com

“extremely moving and poignant” Debbie Myburg – thesouthafrican.com

“I.. was riveted throughout (..) the story is heart warming, inspiring and tragic all at the same time” – Andy Ostroy widower to Adreienne Shelly and Founder/Executive director of the foundation which bears her name. (OTELO BURNING won the 5th annual IFP Labs Directors Grant from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation)

“The talented cast deliver fine performances across the board (..) Sara Blecher has delivered a fine film” - Witness 25th July 2011 by Estelle Sinkins

“Film lovers are in for a treat” – Daily Sun, Buzz, 20th July 2011 – Anil Singh

“A movingly visual film” – Ailsa Windsor- KZN entertainment News and Reviews

D: Sara Blecher, Feature film, ZA 2011, 97 min
o.v. English/Zulu, subt. English

Admission: Evening ticket (concert + film) 18€/15€, film only 6€/4€
Tickets online

HKW "20 Years of Democracy" Website

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