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2014, Thu, Aug 28

Otelo Burning

D: Sara Blecher, Feature film, ZA 2011, 97 min

Otelo Burning, film still | Photo: Promo

Otelo Burning, film still | Photo: Promo

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.