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Of Grandmasters, Sexual Identity and Lesotho’s First Feature Film – Peter Machen Talks About the Durban International Film Festival

With its range of documentary and feature films from around the world and its role as a continental film market and laboratory, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is one of the most important film festivals in Africa – certainly in South Africa. Peter Machen was recently announced as the festival’s new manager, Niren Tolsi [...]

Don’t Call Me a Black Diamond: A Photo Essay by Oupa Nkosi

For as long as I’ve known him, Oupa Nkosi has had his eye trained on the swelling ranks of the black middle class. It’s a long-term project that has taken him from corner offices in Johannesburg’s banking district to weddings in Pimville, Soweto (where he grew up). He has rarely exhibited the works, notably at the [...]

Letter From Luxor

In the marble-walled, air conditioned lobby of the five-star Sonesta Hotel in Luxor, Egypt, glamorous movie stars swan around in sequined dresses, producers take meetings with potential collaborators over laptops and coffee, exhausted-looking youngsters rush around with tripods, making short films (they have only a week to do so) under the stern gaze of Haile [...]