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26 September 2017 00:23 (South Africa)

NFVF chooses Life, Above All as SA's foreign film entry for Oscars

  • Andy Rice
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    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The National Film and Video foundation has announced that Life, Above All will be South Africa's official entry for the best foreign film category in the 2011 Academy Awards. The film, which premiered at Cannes earlier this year, tells the story of a 12-year-old girl, who bravely confronts prejudices around Aids in her community. If the reaction at Cannes is anything to go by, the film should make the final shortlist, and has the potential to scoop an Oscar.  Read more: The Daily Maverick

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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