God is African


Set in the final months of 1995, at an university campus in Johannesburg. While most students are finishing up with their final exams, a Nigerian student tries to raise awareness about the pending execution of the Nigerian writer and activist, Ken Saro Wiwa. He hatches a plan to hijack the university radio station, and broadcast a program via cellphone to Nigeria. However, there are several problems in the way, including getting people to co-operate with his plan.


93 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Drama

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Sometimes I think we are just too African-centric...
Sometimes I think we are just too African-centric...

Credits

Cast
Hakeem Kae Kazim, Sami Sabiti, Esmeraida Bihi, Hugh Masebenza, Duclu Yende, Phat Joe, Dada Koyana, Ishmael, The Admiral
Director
Akin Omotoso
ScreenplayAkin Omotoso
MusicMarc Ellis, Play
CinematographyPeter Lyons Collister
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2002
Produced byTranxAfrica Films & Television (Pty) Limited





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
7
Cape Argus
Aldrin Naidu
10
The Cape Times
Serena Klein
10
The Star
Tanya Farber
12
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Total Movie
Tat Wolfen
10

Average .. 46%

9

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Hmmm this got off to a bad start, with terrible sound -- the characters sounded as if they were talking in a tunnel, and I had trouble figuring out what was going on. Took a while to realise that the setting was Nigerian students in Johannesburg, at a fictitious university. The storyline stumbled along, without the plot being clearly enunciated (or maybe I missed it), but eventually the action started to pick up a little, and they said some interesting things, which helped it to improve its rating. I think this film may appeal more to the black market here in South Africa, and the art crowd. YMMV.






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