A Drink in the Passage (South Africa: 2002)


Zola Maseko


Writing Credits: Alan Paton

Producers: David Max Brown, Ricard Green


This short film is about a black artist named Edward Simelanewho is awarded first prize in a national fine arts competition for his remarkable stone sculpture, but unbeknownst to him the competition is for whites only. Nonetheless, the judging panel decides to stick to its decision. In the ensuing national furor, the absurdities of legalised racial discrimination are gently, but tellingly, revealed. It is a complex contemplation on the personal dimensions of enforced segregation and the power of art to transcend the divide.

Academic Writing:

Filming the Edgy City: Cinematic Narrative and Urban Form in Postapartheid Johannesburg, by Loren Kruger.Research in African Literatures, Vol. 37, No. 2, (2006), pp. 141-163

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