Man On Ground
Followed by a Q&A with director Akin Omotoso
Femi, a Nigerian political radical who has been imprisoned and tortured, is now on the run, last seen on the streets of Johannesburg. Amidst the xenophobic tensions that have erupted in South Africa’s townships, Femi’s brother Ade – a banker living in London – goes on a desperate search for his missing brother. With a committed cast and careful visual sensibility, this noir thriller is gritty, passionate and emotionally charged, equal parts elegy and call to action, inspired by true events of the 2008 burning of Ernesto Nhamuave, a Mozambican immigrant living in an informal settlement outside Johannesburg.
Dir. Akin Omotoso. South Africa. 2011. 80 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb