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Home grown movie makes it to Oscar list

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced that a South African feature film, Noem My Skollie, has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.

Producer David Max Brown says he is inspired by Leon Schuster and is not making films for a specific racial grouping, but for all South Africans.

He says the feature film, Noem My Skollie, was produced, directed and written by a team from different backgrounds, cultures and traditions, making it a real South African offering.

We always had in mind that this is a specific story bound in the coloured culture in the Western Cape... but everybody who sits in the audience comes out having learned more about other people.

David Max Brown, Producer of Noem My Skollie

We want people to go to the movies and get inspired by this story.

David Max Brown, Producer of Noem My Skollie

Noem My Skollie is still showing in about 14 cinemas in the Western Cape and other cinemas nation wide. It was released on September 11, claiming the number 10 spot at the Ster Kinekor box office.

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