1. MOTHERLAND - A film by Owen Alik Shahadah


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    Motherland is a breathtaking film, which sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinematic centrepiece washed with an African aesthetic. A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive dignity reaffirming terms looks at Africa's past, present and future. Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). Motherland is a film that unapologetically calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth. From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later , Motherland is Directed by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah. Motherland has been in the making since 2004 and is expected l2010 The film features some of the greatest minds from Africa and the Diaspora; Harry Belafonte , Meles Zenawi, Nicole C. Lee, Gamal Nkrumah,Tony Browder, Musa Njoko, Haki R. Madhubuti, Frances Cress Welsin, Tsedenia Gebremarkos, Hakim Quick, Jacob Zuma, Didymus Mutasa, Dr. Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jeff Radebe, Molefi Asante, Maulana Karenga, Kimani Nehusi, Desta Meghoo, Hakim Adi, Esther Stanford, Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Mulugeta Asrate, Amina Salum Ali, Sheik Elias Redman, Adama Samassekou Samia Suluhu Hassan. http://www.themotherland.info

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    • Nik Rabinowitz - Stand Up


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      "Want to know more about my new show, STAND UP? Watch this. Then go buy your tickets. Its on at the Baxter Concert Hall from 26 Nov - 11 Jan. Book at Computicket." - Nik Rabinowitz

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      • Zapiro - Pretty Cool People Interviews


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        Get inspired! Visit http://Profiles.submarinechannel.com to browse 120+ short video interviews with the world's leading creatives. View more cool interviews at: http://prettycoolpeopleinterviews.submarinechannel.nl The work of the legendary South African cartoonist known as Zapiro, precedes even the most high-powered politicos that he’s caricatured over his three decades in lefty journalism. His vast oeuvre is a testament to the rich, complex and often paradoxical history of the mighty South African nation – reaching a global audience with a sharp brand of satire that transcends national divisions, and international borders. Zapiro effectively kickstarted his life as a professional troublemaker during his time as a conscripted soldier in the early 1980s. Staunchly refusing to touch weapons of any kind, he was a leading member of the End Conscription Campaign, and soon became a target for military intelligence as an activist of the fledgling anti-apartheid movement. After honing his natural-born skills under the comics masters Art Spiegelman, Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman in New York, he threw himself headlong into the social and political maelstrom that was the South Africa of the late 80s and 90s, addressing the towering monstrosities of injustice, corruption and ignorance, which defined the country during those tumultuous years. Now an intractable staple of South African heritage, Zapiro continues to court controversy – most notably with his excruciatingly brilliant depiction of President Jacob Zuma, during the rape scandal which (briefly) sullied Zuma’s public image in 2005. Sticking steadfastly to the analog inks and pens of yesteryear, Zapiro still draws only in monochrome and steers well clear of computers and color. Loved by the grand masses, and hated as much by the new ANC elite as by their former apartheid trailblazers, his latest controversy is around a cheeky Mohammed cartoon which was published in the Mail & Guardian newspaper in May 2010, after an eleventh-hour court bid by the Council of Muslim Theologians to bar its publication was rejected. You want to meet this guy right? So did we! While in Cape Town, we had the distinct privilege of being invited to his studio, an extension of his lovely home in leafy Oranjezicht, to see him live in action – what a pleasure! – and find out what makes him tick. www.zapiro.com http://Twitter.com/submarinechannl http://Facebook.com/submarinechannel http://Pinterest.com/submarinechannl CREDITS Pretty Cool Crew Directors, interview: Jurriaan Esmeijer & Veerle Snijders, Camera and sound: Nick Chevallier, Editor: Jurriaan Esmeijer, Asst. editor: Jorrit Spoelstra.

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        • On Board: Behind the Scenes with the President & The First Lady at Robben Island


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          Go behind the scenes with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they visit Robben Island. From the 1960s through the 1990s, this Island housed a maximum security prison. Many of the prisoners there were activists who worked to bring down Apartheid, the South African government's policies that discriminated against people of color including Nelson Mandela and current South African President Jacob Zuma. Narrated by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. June 30, 2013

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          • Politicians' real reaction to Tutu's retirement


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            How polticians really reacted to tutu's retirement (how I see it anyway).

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            • West Wing Week:07/05/13 or “Dispatches: Africa”


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              This week, the First Family traveled to Africa, for a three country, four stop visit that started in Dakar, Senegal and ended in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa sandwiched in between. There were drums and dancing, crowds and ceremonial pomp and circumstance, meetings, forums, summits and town halls, and moving trips to both Goree and Robben Islands.

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              • Wonder Boy for President


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                This is a pilot for a mockumentary on South African politics. We have shot the film and are in post production. Releasing in 2015.

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                • ZA NEWS DAILY 05/10/10


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                  Never mind Wally, where's Winnie? And what's up with the water? This is ZA NEWS, let's get it on!

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                  • Holiday Murray - Powa [Official Video]


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                    Holiday Murray - Powa Puffadder Sessions (2014) It's nearly twenty years since we've been freed Where have we come? What have we learned? The people's cards are cut with drunken knives With riddles come lies We are the front of a golden mine Your time is up and now we know with riddles come lies The servant of the people serves no more, they hide and steal from you The game has no rules They're keeping you fooled Will we stand to let the few prosper while so many lose? Power took it all Power took it from us -------------------------------------------------- Original music composed, recorded and produced by Holiday Murray. Additional sound recordings at Coffee Stained Vinyl. Video produced by Holiday Murray in collaboration with photographer and film maker John Mellish. Visuals created using original artwork by James Tuft. All rights reserved.

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                    • Jacob Zuma in Peddie


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                      Jacob Zuma, president of the ANC and the man most surely to be inaugurated as South Africa's fourth president, received a warm welcome in the small town of Peddie on Friday, as the ruling party embarked on its final drive to woo voters in the Eastern Cape.

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