I can’t wait to see this!
Son of Man stuns Sundance
SA The Good News: “Accolades are pouring in for Son of Man, a new South African film that sets the life of Jesus Christ in contemporary Africa, after its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival in the US state of Utah on Sunday”… more
Black Jesus film aims to start talk
CNN.com: “Billed as the world’s first black Jesus movie, ‘Son of Man’ portrays Christ as a modern African revolutionary and aims to shatter the Western image of a placid savior with fair hair and blue eyes.
The South African film, which premieres on Sunday at the Sundance festival in Utah, transports the life and death of Christ from first century Palestine to a contemporary African state racked by war and poverty”… more
First SA film for Sundance
SouthAfrica.info: “Andile Kosi plays Jesus, who is born in the state of Judea in southern Africa, where violence and poverty are rife. As civil war breaks out, Jesus demands that his followers foreswear warfare and follow a life of peace”… more
Sundance: Film info
Man, that’s really going to piss off all those secret KKK Southern Baptist good ol’ boys when Jesus comes back as a black man. Or as a Jew, and says they were right all along.
Sounds amazing – and today another local film called “Tsotsi” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film!