Film banned in South Africa to screen for the first time in 44 years

2017-01-24 09:04

Cape Town – For the first time in 44 years the first South African independent film Joe Bullet will be screened. 

Produced in 1971 it was one of the first local films to feature an all African cast.

It starred Ken Gampu and Abigail Kubeka and centres on the story of a local soccer team who fall prey to a mysteries gangster. 

The film was independently released in 1973 in the Eyethu cinema in Soweto, and after only two screenings, the film was banned by the then Apartheid government.

It was then unbanned by the Minister of Communication but never released. 

And now for the first time after restoration the film will be distributed and screened. 

Watch the trailer here:

Here's where you can watch it:

Tuesday, 24 January
The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street
Click here for tickets

Cape Town
Wednesday, 25 January 
The Company Gardens, Queen Victoria St
Gates open at 17:00
Cost: Free

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