Char­lie Vundla pre­mieres film

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Tues­day night saw the cast of The Tribe, South African-based di­rec­tor Char­lie Vundla’s new film, step on to the red car­pet for the film’s lo­cal pre­miere at Nu Metro in Hyde Park. Pro­duced in as­so­ci­a­tion with the depart­ment of trade and in­dus­try, and shot on a small bud­get on 5th Street in Melville, the film stars Vundla as a man whose life falls apart when his wife, played by Terry Pheto, leaves him for an­other man. He re­con­nects with his high school friend, played by Louis Roux, but things get com­pli­cated when his wife comes back. Vundla is the son of long­time Gen­er­a­tions: The Legacy and Rhythm City pro­ducer Mfundi Vundla. Char­lie was born in New York and has lived in South Africa, but re­turned to the US for his ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. Pheto has just re­turned from the US. “Back in the Repub­lic just in time for my lat­est movie pre­miere to­mor­row. Can’t wait! #TheTribeMovie,” the Tsotsi and Kalushi ac­tress tweeted on Mon­day. Dressed in a black blazer and a beanie, Vundla took ques­tions from a few jour­nal­ists while guests sipped on wine and tucked into samoosas and bil­tong. The film has al­ready been screened at sev­eral fes­ti­vals, in­clud­ing the New York African Film Fes­ti­val, the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, the Chicago In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val and the Africa In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Read a re­view of The Tribe on page 8 of #Trend­ing

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