There are not many films released in the U.S. from Africa and White Wedding is a delicious romp around South Africa, a road trip from Johannesburg to Durban, a mix and match of races and nationalities. Jann Turner ♀, a white female director whose anti-apartheid father was killed in front of her, makes movies with her black partners that capture the humor and pain of today's South Africa.
The Little Film Company, who brought the world the 2005 Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language film Tsotsi, is going to release the DVD/ VoD version on January 25 through Image Entertainment. Robbie Little and I have had long discussions about digital marketing, downloading, viewing as has everyone in the industry. While I have not yet delved into what Image Entertainment has in mind for VoD - is it cable TV VoD or Internet VoD? Or both? Will it be released at the same time on both DVD and VoD platforms? How will it be marketed to bring eyes to it? -- I am still happy to see a new film from Africa is entering the U.S. market.
We'll be writing more on Africa in Film soon so stay tuned!