The Hyderabad Film Club, in collaboration with the Federation Of Film Societies Of India, is presenting a South African Film Festival from the 21st to the 23rd February, at Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet. A total of 6 films will be screened during the 3-day festival.
'Cry, The Beloved Country' is the 2nd film to be screened on the 2nd day of the festival. The film is directed by Darrell James Roodt, and features James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Vusi Kunene, Leleti Khumalo and Charles S Dutton.
Based on Alon Paton's acclaimed novel, this is the story of a Zulu Christian Pastor's journey from a quiet Natal province to modern Johannesburg in search of his son, his sister and brother, all of whom have disappeared into a quagmire of crime, sin and political intrigue.
Tragically, his son Absalom has accidentally killed the social reformer son of a leading Natal farmer. Two men who have each lost a son to the violence of South Africa – one black, the other white - find reconciliation.
Cry, the Beloved Country's noted Indian-origin producer Anant Singh plans to film a documentary on Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the US. Anant Singh has produced over 45 films in the last 15 years, including Cry, which starred Academy Award nominees James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. Singh will be directing and producing 'Barack Obama, The People's President' along with noted independent filmmaker and producer Danny Scechter.
Entry to the film festival is free. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.