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Black South-Easter

Black South-Easter

Directors: Carey McKenzie
South Africa
Sotho, Xhosa, Afrikaans with English Subtitles
92 min
World Cinema
Spotlight Africa

When a body washes up on a Cape Town beach, ambitious township cop Sizwe seizes the opportunity to prove himself and earn the promotion he desperately needs. But when the investigation leads him to a black market smuggling ring, Sizwe is caught in the middle of a deadly power play orchestrated by an old friend. With no one left to trust, Sizwe must take the law into his own hands in this gritty crime drama.

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Producer: Tendeka Matatu

Principal Cast: Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Yu Nan, Deon Lotz, Thomas Gumede, Zolani Mahola

Film Format: DCP

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Carey McKenzie


Carey McKenzie grew up in Cape Town and got her start directing theater at Cambridge before going on the NYU’s Graduate Film Program in New York. Her NYU thesis film HEARTSPACE was co-produced by the SABC and Big World Cinema and screened at festivals in Europe and North America, including Cinequest, Clermont Ferrand and Montreal’s Vues D’Afrique, as well as at FESPACO and the Johannesburg Biennale. Carey’s documentary about nuclear weapons ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB premiered at Tribeca 2004, won the grand jury prize at Silverdocs and the Bologna Human Rights Nights. Other festival screenings included Seattle, Florida, Hawaii, Copenhagen, Geneva, Seoul, Belgrade, Hiroshima as well as special screenings at MOMA and the Japan Society in New York. An associated short film B is for BOMB won the Cannes 2006 Short Film Corner competition. As a screenwriter, Carey’s other works in progress are MAKEBA

Screenplay: Carey McKenzie

Producer: Tendeka Matatu

Editor: Aryan Kaganof

Principal Cast: Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Yu Nan, Deon Lotz, Thomas Gumede, Zolani Mahola

Production Companies: Ten10 Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation