Akin Omotoso and John Trengove on the importance of diversity in film-making

Film director and writer, Akin Omotoso, says diversity and multiple narratives are important in film storytelling.

Omotoso says there there has to be a room for diversity to allow people to understand different stories about society.

Film director, John Trengove, says there is need for diversity representation to move beyond race, and include other identities such as sexuality and gender.

Trengove also says South Africans should have a conversation on how to develop their industry collaborating with the world.

Listen to Omotoso and Trengove's predictions on Oscar 2017...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
SA's future of film is positive, says award-winning director Akin Omotoso

SA's future of film is positive, says award-winning director Akin Omotoso

Omotoso said that South Africa is likely to produce one film a year if government continues supporting the industry.

Akin Omotoso, filmmaker and entrepreneur

Akin Omotoso, filmmaker and entrepreneur

Nigerian born, but a household name and face in South Africa... Akin is a creative, and a believer in the power of stories.

Growth, transformation, challenges in the film industry

Growth, transformation, challenges in the film industry

The Department of Trade and Industry has made a statement saying government support boosts transformation of the film industry.

Are local films good enough for South Africans?

Are local films good enough for South Africans?

The meeting comes just weeks after a local romantic comedy Tell Me Sweet Something had its number of screenings drastically reduced.

Akin Omotoso questions Ster Kinekor's logic in pulling plug on movie

Akin Omotoso questions Ster Kinekor's logic in pulling plug on movie

Akin Omotoso, the film maker and director of Tell me Sweet Something, is complaining about Ster Kinekor pulling his production off the circuit prematurely despite apparently good audience numbers.

Akin Omotoso's latest film set to captivate audiences

Akin Omotoso's latest film set to captivate audiences

Nigerian-born film maker Akin Omotoso's latest work "Tell Me Something Sweet" is a light-hearted romcom starring Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane.

Popular articles
How to pay up to 45% less tax (and save the SA economy while you’re at it)

How to pay up to 45% less tax (and save the SA economy while you’re at it)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Darryn Faulds, a fund manager at Grovest Group.

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

Azania Mosaka catches up with Sbahle Zwane's mother to hear about developments with his schooling.

Is the ANCYL still relevant and who is likely to take over the leadership reins?

Is the ANCYL still relevant and who is likely to take over the leadership reins?

Former ANCYL spokesperson and eNCA political reporter Samkele Maseko discuss who is up for the new ANCYL leadership.

'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

IFP national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the party is calling for a review of these rates that are a cost to taxpayers.

[WATCH] Sars boss confusing, evasive testimony at Nugent Commission

[WATCH] Sars boss confusing, evasive testimony at Nugent Commission

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Bruce Whitfield asks branding and advertising expert Andy Rice about a peculiar study that has creatives reaching for the tequila.