Khalo Matabane


Fiercely independent filmmaker Khalo blends documentary and drama in his personal vision of post-apartheid South African life.

His movies have been described as “intimate, political and deadsmart”. In the first decade of his career, Khalo has directed almost 10 documentaries, including Poetic Conversations, a profile of black consciousness poet lngoaplee Mandingoane (1996), a look at the country 20 years after the 1976 Soweto Uprisings, in Two Decades Still (1996), a narrative about former youth freedom fighters titled Young Lions (1999), a personal Aids-awareness documentary Love in a Time of Sickness (2001) and Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon, which explores the lives of immigrant communities in Johannesburg (2005).

Khalo’s work has shown at the Toronto and Berlin international film festivals.

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