The Wooden Camera [DVD] [2003]

A young boy and his best friend learn that a simple choice can alter the entire course of a lifetime in this introspective English-language drama from South African filmmaker Ntshavheni Wa Luruli. When Madiba and Sipho discover the dead body of a man clutching a briefcase that contains a gun and a video camera, Sipho's fate is sealed when he reaches for the gun and the introverted Madiba's artistic aspirations are unlocked when he begins to see a new world through the lens of the video camera. As Sipho descends into a life of crime, the challenges of life in post-apartheid South Africa slowly begin to come into focus for young Madiba.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Stills gallery
  • Director's biography

Synopsis

The Wooden Camera
A young boy and his best friend learn that a simple choice can alter the entire course of a lifetime in this introspective English-language drama from South African filmmaker Ntshavheni Wa Luruli. When Madiba and Sipho discover the dead body of a man clutching a briefcase that contains a gun and a video camera, Sipho's fate is sealed when he reaches for the gun and the introverted Madiba's artistic aspirations are unlocked when he begins to see a new world through the lens of the video camera. As Sipho descends into a life of crime, the challenges of life in post-apartheid South Africa slowly begin to come into focus for young Madiba. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean-Pierre Cassel
    Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Junior Singo
    Junior Singo
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