Bushman’s Secret wins in Zanzibar


Bushman’s Secret directed by South African documentary filmmaker Rehad Desai won the prestigious Silver Dhow this week at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Bushman’s Secret is an indictment of how today’s South African government would sooner kowtow to multinational corporate demands than provide basic services for its own people. It also shows the long history of crude and cruel treatment of native peoples by white interlopers in South Africa, from the early part of the 20th century (an old newsreel sneeringly states the Bushmen had no history or morality) to today (the fat white owner of a park that was once the Bushmen’s ancestral home blatantly accuses a Bushman leader of not being a part of the evicted tribe’s bloodline). Extract taken from Filmthreat website.


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