Man on Ground selected for Toronto Int Film Festival

Fana MokoenaCheck out the new film Man on Ground from Tom Pictures.

MAN ON GROUND has been selected to have its world premiere at the prestigious TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL due to be held from the 8th-18th of September 2011. MAN ON GROUND will be showcased in the CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA category and will screened on the 12th, 13th and 17th of September.

TIFF describes MAN ON GROUND as follows:

“A bold and exacting portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa. Omotoso casts the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesburg who disappears against the backdrop of animosity against immigrants flaring into violent rioting. In the span of a single night, his brother, on a short visit from London, tries to elucidate the mystery.

There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine, and the truth. No one is lying, but memories shared serve each differently.

Ade (Hakeem kae-Kazim) is a naturalized citizen of the UK. During a trip to South Africa with his wife Nadia (Mandisa Bardill), he is tasked by his mother with delivering a package to his half-brother Femi (Fabian Adeoye Lojede). Ade who has always lived in the shadow of his brother reluctantly agrees.

ochre2On arrival in South Africa, Ade discovers that his brother has gone missing. With the help of Zodwa (Thisiwe Ziqubu), femi’s fiancée. Ade embarks on a search that sees him slowly peel away at his estranged brother’s life.

Against Zodwa’s advice, femi had returned to the informal settlement ravaged by a wave of xenophobic violence and civil unrest a week earlier in search of work. In his efforts to find his brother Ade enlists the help of Femi’s employer, Timothi (Fana Mokoena), a man with his own problems. His wife Lindiwe (Bubu Mazibuko) has been acting strange since Femi disappeared, and the township hothead Vusi (Makhaola Ndebele) has been seen wielding his gun around. The last thing Timothi needs is Ade’s questions.

As another riot erupts Ade is forced to take shelter with Timothi and the journey of the night will reveal the truth of what happened to Femi and force Ade to deal with his complex relationship with his brother.

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