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Zola Maseko

Afrique du Sud

Français

Né en exil en 1967, Zola Maseko a étudié au Swaziland et en Tanzanie, puis à l’école nationale de film et de télévision en Grande- Bretagne. Parmi ses courts métrages, il a signé « l’Étranger  » (1997) et  » A Drink in the Passage  » en 2003, largement primé. Il a aussi dirigé une série en neuf parties pour la SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) intitulée « In Search of our Roots » (A la recherche de notre histoire).
Il a obtenu l’étalon d’or du Fespaco de Ouagadougou en 2005 avec « Drum » (2004). Son dernier film, THE MANUSCRIPTS OF TIMBUKTU (2009), a gagné le Walter Mosley Award, au Real Life Documentary Festival, Ghana.
EN 2014, il lance l’adaptation du roman de Zakes Mda: THE WHALE CALLER.

Filmographie
1992- Dear Sunshine
1993- Scenes from Exile
1997- The Foreigner (L’Etranger)
1998- The Life and Times of Sara Baartman – The Hottentot Venus (On l’appelait « la Vénus Hottentote »)
2002- Children of the Revolution
2003- A Drink in a Passage
2003- The Return of Sara Baartman (Le Retour de la Vénus Hotentote)
2004 – The Goat (La Chèvre), court métrage
2005 – Drum
2009 – The Manuscripts of Timbuktu.
2014-2015 – The Whale Caller

English

South African PRODUCER and DIRECTOR
Zola was born in exile in 1967 and educated in Swaziland and Tanzania. From 1987 to 1989 he was a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress.

From 1992 he studied at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, UK. Here, he specialised in directing documentaries.

Recent projects include DRUM (2004), Maseko’s first feature film, which won the Etalon d’Or de Yennenga, the top award given out at FESPACO, Africa’s largest film festival, in 2005. DRUM also featured at the Toronto Film Festival, London Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

His latest film, THE MANUSCRIPTS OF TIMBUKTU (2009), won the Walter Mosley Award at the Real Life Documentary Festival in Ghana.

His other films include THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARA BAARTMAN (1998)which won the Best Newcomer Award in South Africa, and Best Documentary Prize in Burkina Faso, A DRINK IN THE PASSAGE (2002), and THE FOREIGNER (1997). Zola has been featured on a list of the 50 best African artists for his work.

Zola is passionate about adapting Mda’s THE WHALE CALLER for the screen, and believes it will be a great contribution to South African cinema.

Source:
www.whalecallerfilm.com/crew/

Updated: 27/07/2014
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