Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff is hosting a weekend of films that demonstrate the vibrancy and variety of contemporary South African movie-making. The South Africa on Film celebration, which runs from June 18 to 20, includes 14 films.
The festival opens with a screening of Saturday Night at the Palace, a gripping thriller that analyses white working-class fears and prejudices. It follows two working class whites who arrive at an isolated roadhouse and proceed to take out their racial frustrations on the black waiter.
Soldiers of the Rock is an impressive student-fuelled feature film, directed by the star alumnus of the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. It plays at Chapter on June 19.
On the same day, there is a film that all the family can enjoy, the classic movie Cry, The Beloved Country, which stars Sidney Poitier.
Welsh hero Stanley Baker heads the cast of Dingaka, which will be screened on June 20. He plays a lawyer in this story of a tribal African who comes to Johannesburg to search for a sangoma who was responsible for the death of his son.
Also featured is racial vampire horror Pure Blood , the documentary Karoo Guitar Blues and Dust Devil.
The closing film in the South Africa on Film season is Gums and Noses, a black comedy about cocaine, advertising and self-esteem.