SA film makes waves at film festival - A Small Town Called Descent

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The South African film “A Small Town Called Descent” has made big waves at the seventh Dubai International Film Festival. It deals with the 2008 xenophobic attacks, in which over 60 people died.

The story sees three Scorpions investigators being sent to a small Karoo town to investigate the killing of a Zimbabwean man. Hlubi Mboya plays the man’s South African girlfriend, who is sexually assaulted for dating him.

“A Small Town Called Descent” is a 100% South African Feature Film Production. Produced by Moments Entertainment's Firdoze Bulbulia and Faith Isiakpere, this riveting and relevant "Cop Drama" is written and directed by first time Feature Director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka. The film also co-stars veteran Hollywood character actor, John Savage (Salvador, The Deer Hunter, The Godfather III, White Squall) – The film features some of South Africa's top acting talent including Fana Mokoena (Hotel Rwanda), Lindani Nkosi (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency), Bubu Mazibuko (Catch A Fire) Zandile Msutwana (White Wedding), Sivu Nobongoza (uMalusi) and Hlubi Mboya (SA' it girl!) amongst others.

“These are stories that need to be told. This movie will remind the globe and South Africans about humanity,” said Mboya. The film is expected to be released in South Africa early next year.