Aya Distribution in association with The New Black Film Network would like to cordially invite you to a screening of the new South African film Otelo Burning.
This cutting edge production is somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush, it is an emotional coming-of-age story about township kids learning to surf. Set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, it looks at the enormous potential for change at the time of apartheid's downfall – all seen through the eyes of a child.
This event will take place on the 19th of April at the Birkbeck Cinema 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Director, Sara Blecher.
For more information about the film please find links to reviews and the trailer below:
Variety Magazine: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117948718/
Otelo Burning – Synopsis:
Shot in Durban, South Africa, Otelo Burning tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. When 16‐year‐old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time, it's clear that he was born to surf. But then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice. Jealousy, betrayal and political turbulence impact the lives of these young boys in ways that will change them forever. This is a beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film that captures a turbulent time in the history of South Africa.
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