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Otelo Burning


"Otelo Burning"


Name: Otelo Burning

Country: Südafrika

Year of publication: 2011

Format: Blu-Ray

Color: color

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 102 Minuten

Direction: Blecher, Sara

Screenplay: Blecher, Sara; Whyle, James

Camera: Cewer, Lance

Editing: Gill, Megan

Actor: Mamabolo, Jafta; Gumede, Thomas; Xaba, Sihle; Mohlomi, Tshepang


When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to thewater for thef irst time, it’s clear that he was born to surf. But then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released rom prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfingsuccess and justice. This is a beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film that captures a turbulent time in the historyof South Africa.Shot in Durban, the film tells the story of a group of townshipkids who discover the joy of surfing. It’s set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville.