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South Africa - Production - Support for rising talent

South Africa's indigenous films often do well at the box office; the biggest star Leon Schuster's broad slapstick comedies, for example, regularly trounce Hollywood competition. Yet local production virtually ground to a halt last year when the National Film & Video Foundation's (Nfvf) $5.6m (r37m) budget was slashed by a third despite the success of Tsotsi and U-Carmen E-Khayelitsha. It was a huge blow, but this year the funding was reinstated. "We're back where we were," ...

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