Sometimes I think we are just too African-centric...
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.
Hakeem Kae Kazim, Sami Sabiti, Esmeraida Bihi, Hugh Masebenza, Duclu Yende, Phat Joe, Dada Koyana, Ishmael, The Admiral
Marc Ellis, Play
Peter Lyons Collister
Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
TranxAfrica Films & Television (Pty) Limited
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusAldrin Naidu
Cape TimesSerena Klein
The StarTanya Farber
Die BurgerGabriël Botma
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge
Total MovieTat Wolfen
Average .. 46%
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.