The Wooden Camera (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - South Africa  |  
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A young boy and his best friend learn that a simple choice can alter the entire course of a lifetime in this introspective English-language drama from South African filmmaker Ntshavheni Wa Luruli. When Madiba and Sipho discover the dead body of a man clutching a briefcase that contains a gun and a video camera, Sipho's fate is sealed when he reaches for the gun and the introverted Madiba's artistic aspirations are unlocked when he begins to see a new world through the lens of the video camera. As Sipho descends into a life of crime, the challenges of life in post-apartheid South Africa slowly begin to come into focus for young Madiba.

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Apartheid, briefcase, corpse, gun, South-Africa, video-camera