Ramadan Suleman

  • Ramadan Suleman
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Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Associate producer
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South African Film Director and Producer.

Durban-born (in 1955), Ramadan SULEMAN was one of the founders of the Dhlomo Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa's first "black" run theatre. He studied film directing in Paris and the London International Film School.
Suleman has directed several documentaries and short films.

His first feature, Fools, has won the Silver Leopard at Locarno in 1997. His second film, Zulu Love Letter was screened at Venezia Film Festival in 2004 and has won a number of
international awards, including a special mention at DIFF 2005 (Durban).

FILMOGRAPHY (as Director)

1983 - 66 Pim Street (doc)

1985 - Sekouba (doc)

1985 - Ezikhumbeni (doc)

1985 - Azouna (doc)

1988 - Ranging Walls (doc)

1990 - The devil's Children (cm)

1997 - Fools
Silver Leopard - Locarno International Film Festival, 1997 (Switzerland).
Oumarou Ghanda Prize (Best First Feature Film), Fespaco'99 (Burkina Faso).
European Union Prize, Fespaco'99 (Burkina Faso).

2002 - Behind the Badge (tv)

2004 - Zulu Love Letter
Official Selection, Venezia 61, 2004
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2004
Script Development Award, Amiens International Film Festival, Paris, 2000.
Special Jury Prize - Best Script 2001, France, 15th Edition, Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste,, 29 October 2001, Paris.
Tanit D'Argent - Carthage International Film Festival - Tunisia 2004
Grand Prize - Festival International du Film d'Amour - Mons, Belgium 2005
Best Director - European Union Award - Fespaco Ouagadougou 2005
Unicef Prize for the Promotion of Women's Rights - Fespaco Ouagadougou 2005

2004 - Deadly Myths (doc)

2008 - Zwelidumile (doc)
Official Selection, Amiens International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection, FESPACO 2010
Ecran du Documentaire - festival Ecrans noirs 2012, Cameroon

FILMOGRAPHY (as Producer)

2011 - NOIRE ICI, BLANCHE LA-BAS (doc) - directed by Claude Haffner
Official Selection, Durban International Film Festival 2012

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