ANANT SINGH DEDICATES INTERNATIONAL AWARD TO MADIBA
Shared Interest, the New York based non-profit social investment fund working in Southern Africa, honoured five South Africans at its 20th Anniversary Awards Gala last night at Gotham Hall in New York City. Receiving awards were film producer Anant Singh, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, social justice advocate and philanthropist The Rev. Mpho Tutu, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and anti-apartheid and human rights activist Rosieda Shabodien.
Anant Singh received the Award for Advancing Social Justice through Film; Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was honored with the Award for A Lifetime of Leadership for Justice, Reconciliation and Peace, The Rev. Mpho Tutu received the Award for Inspiring the Next Generation for her efforts at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation; Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and Rosieda Shabodien were presented with the Award for Forging Partnerships for Equality and Human Rights. In the corporate category, Avon Products Inc. received the Award for Empowering Women in South Africa.
PAD NA JOU HART nommer 1 by die loket.
PAD NA JOU HART het met sy openingsnaweek alle rekords oortref en op nommer 1 by die loket geopen. Volgens Pieter Geldenhuys van Ster-Kinekor Entertainment, het PAD NA JOU HART 3,1 miljoen rand verdien en meer as 71,000 rolprentgangers het na die teaters gestroom om die rolprent te sien. Dit het alle nuwe internasionale uitreikings oortref die naweek wat insluit Monuments Men en Anchorman 2. Dit is die grootste openingsnaweek nog vir n Afrikaanse rolprent en verbeter die rekords van vorige Afrikaanse trefferrolprente se openingsnaweke soos Liefling, Platteland en Semi-Soet. PAD NA JOU HART vertoon tans by n teater naby jou.
PAD NA JOU HART broke records and opened at number 1 at the South African box-office this weekend. According to Pieter Geldenhuys from Ster Kinekor Entertainment, PAD NA JOU HART opened on R3,1 million and more than 71,000 people went to the cinemas to watch the movie. The movie made more money than any of the new international titles this weekend including Monuments Men and Anchorman 2. It is the biggest opening weekend for an Afrikaans film ever and improved on the records of Afrikaans hit movies on opening weekend like Liefling, Platteland and Semi-Soet. PAD NA JOU HART is showing at a cinemas across South Africa.
CATCH CLINT EASTWOOD’S SON IN SA SURF MOVIE OPENING THIS FRIDAY
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was launched in Berlin with great fanfare with a series of events which included a benefit banquet for the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday night at which international singing sensation, Katie Melua and South African-German singer, Joy Denalane performed. This was followed by a gala premiere last night at which producer Anant Singh, director Justin Chadwick, lead actor Idris Elba, Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi Mandela and Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation represented the film.
LOCAL ANIMATION FILM KHUMBA MAKES HISTORY WITH SA DVD RELEASE IN THREE LANGUAGES
In a first for South African film, ‘Khumba’ – the 3D, computer-animated adventure comedy –will be available on DVD in English, isiZulu and Afrikaans.The film, which took the number one position at the South African box office when it released theatrically, is still on circuit internationally and has been translated into over 20 foreign languages. The DVD will launch on 3 March and it's the first time that Zulu children can watch an animated feature in their own language since Disney released a Zulu version of ‘The Lion King’ twenty years ago.
South African film, FAAN SE TREIN, scored big at the local box-office this past weekend. Opening on R1,4 million with roughly 32,000 people buying a ticket, according to Ster Kinekor Entertainment.