THE PLOT THUS FAR
On the east coast of South Africa in 1989, when the struggle against apartheid had reached its peak, a group of young teenagers find newfound freedom through the art of surfing waves
OTELO BURNING, a beautiful, coming-of-age drama presents a gripping story of township in search of desperate escape during a time of turmoil within the township of Lamontville. This South African film, set against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups, recounts an insightful portrait of youth, hope, and pride during one of the most turbulent times in the history of the country.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Otelo just wants to surf, unfortunately he lives in “District 9” times. Watch as he fights against Apartheid and refuses to play the Sun City of the mind. I’m being glib, but it’s a solid movie that not a lot of people took the time to check out. It should be on-demand by the time you read this, so give it a shot. That is unless you hate watching films that give developing countries the chance to carve out an identity on film. But, that would make you a monster.
RELEASE DATE: opens in NYC October 5th at MIST Harlem Cinemas