Friday, 7 June 2013

This Xenophobia Movie Highlights The Ordeal Of Migrants In SA

The movie, Man on Ground, was inspired by a photograph of Ernesto Nhamuave burning to death during the xenophobic riots.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and subsequently received multiple awards at the Jozi Film Festival, the African Movie Academy Awards and Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.

The movie is backed by IOM campaign ‘I Am a Migrant Too,’ which aims to promote peace and diversity by enabling South African communities to recognize that everyone has at some point been a migrant and that migration should be therefore celebrated.

‘Tell Them We Are From Here’ is an anti-xenophobia campaign led by Akin Omotoso, the writer and director of ‘Man on Ground.’

The campaign challenges South African communities and migrants to live peacefully together irrespective of differences.

You can Watch the making of the movie here...