Queerguru previews the World Premiere of MOFFIE an excellent South African harrowing coming-of-age drama

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    South Africa  may now have a reputation as Africa’s most gay-friendly destination which attracts thousands of LGBT tourists annually, but it wasn’t always that way. When it was a British Colony as part of the British Empire they had the english sense of morality and Christianity imposed upon them.  This meant mirroring England’s … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews RUNS IN THE FAMILY a queer comedy from South Africa by Ian Gabriel and his trans son Gabe

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    Thanks to Nelson Mandela, South Africa has one of the best constitutions and legal rights frameworks for queer people globally. A nation’s queer human rights usually affects the tone of the film-making in that country. For example, queer film-making out of Muslim countries often contains far more angst-ridden themes than films from more … Continue reading

MOFFIE : a harrowing coming-of-age tale

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  The fact that ‘moffie’ is the South African equivalent of ‘faggot’ sets the tone for one of the most harrowing coming-of-age films we have ever seen.  It is set in South Africa in 1981 in the midst of apartheid where the white minority still dominate and persecute the ‘colored’ population.  They however are not … Continue reading

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