Global Flicks: Otelo BurningWednesday, 17 February, 2021
Watch "Otelo Burning" on your own, then join us for a moderated discussion. Film is available for $2.99 via YouTube and Amazon Price; $3.99 on iTunes.
Directed by Sara Blecher
English & Zulu | 1 hr 37 min | Drama | 2011
Set in South Africa in 1989 against a backdrop of brewing conflict, 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time. It is clear that this township kid was born to surf, but then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice. This insightful and entertaining film captures a turbulent time in the history of South Africa.