30 Jan 2006

I can’t wait to see this!

Son of Man stuns Sundance

Son of Man is the first South African film to appear at the prestigious Sundance FestivalSA 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

The angels in Son of Man are small African boys with a few feathers attached here and there. James Anthony plays GabrielSouthAfrica.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


  • Cait
    January 31, 2006 Reply

    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.

  • Jam
    January 31, 2006 Reply

    Sounds amazing – and today another local film called “Tsotsi” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film!

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