Global Lens 2008: Bunny Chow

Global Lens 2008: Bunny Chow

South Africa, 2006, 95 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Social Issues
Language: Afrikaans, Tsotsi Taal English Sub-Titles

Mon, March 17 - Wed, March 19
In director John Barker's debut feature, up-and-coming comedians Kags, Joey and Dave make clear that life in the ‘new’ Johannesburg is not just about hardship and townships. It's also about finding humor in relationships, hanging out with friends and celebrating life on a raucous roadtrip to Oppi Koppi—South Africa's largest music festival. Shot in a cinema vérité style and using the street food ‘bunny chow’ as a metaphor for contemporary Johannesburg's mix of races, cultures and attitudes, Barker's edgy, urban comedy asks us to envision a nation through the eyes of its future, rather than the tragedy of its past.

DIRECTOR: John Barker
US Distributor: Global Film Initiative

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