South African musician Johnny Clegg is the subject of a major new feature documentary, The Last Dance Of A White Zulu. The film, due for release, is a French-South African co-production. It is being put together by French outfit Big Sister and Big World Cinema.

The film will tell the story of how Clegg, a white kid growing up in the Apartheid era, became obsessed with the hidden world of Zulu migrant culture, formed the first non-racial band in South Africa, and how he pioneered a new crossover music mixing Zulu wit English lyrics, and African / European / Celtic music styles.

'I began to define my own masculinity by means of a Zulu warrior philosophy,' Clegg said yesterday during a whistle stop visit to Cannes. The musician is currently on tour in France.

A sales agent will be announced shortly.