Monday, September 5, 2011

tiff 2011 World Premiere: Akin Omotoso's Man On Ground

From a media release:

tiff 2011

MAN ON GROUND
directed by AKIN OMOTOSO
WORLD PREMIERE – Contemporary World Cinema
September 12-Public 1- AMC 9 – 6:30pm
September 13-Public 2- AMC 9 – 3:00pm
September 17- Public 3- Isabel Bader Theatre- 9:30pm

There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine, and the truth.


A bold and exacting portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa, Omotoso casts the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesburg who disappears against the background of animosity against immigrants flaring into violent rioting. In the span of a single night, his brother, on a short visit from London, tries to elucidate the mystery.

No one is lying, but memories shared serve each differently.  Ade (Hakeem kae-Kazim) is a naturalized citizen of the UK. During a trip to South Africa with his wife Nadia, he is tasked by his mother with delivering a package to his half-brother Femi (Fabian Adeoye Lojede).Ade who has always lived in the shadow of his brother reluctantly agrees.

As another riot erupts Ade is forced to take shelter with Timothi and the journey of the night will reveal the truth of what happened to Femi and force Ade to deal with his complex relationship with his brother.

MAN ON GROUND
directed by AKIN OMOTOSO


Cast
HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM
FABIAN ADEOYE LOJEDE
FANA MOKOENA
MAKHOALA NDEBELE
THISIWE ZIQUBU
BUBU MAZIBUKO
MANDISA BARDILL

Executive Producers -  CHRISTIAN OBINNA OKOENE, A.K TSHABALALA, ONWE DOUGLAS CHRISTIAN EKEH KELECHI FREDERICK
Producers - FABIAN ADEOYE LOIEDE, HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM, ROSIE MOTENE, AKIN OMOTOSO, ROBBIE THORPE, KGOMOTSO MATSUNYANE, MICKEY MADODA DUBE
Screenplay - ATKIN OMOTOSO
Cinematographer - PAUL MICHELSON




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