Khalo Matabane

Khalo Matabane
© Olivier Barlet, Tunis, octobre 2010
Film director, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Khalo Matabane was born in 1974 in Limpopo village, South Africa. He has made many documentary films. Conversations on a Sunday Afternoonis the first chapte of a trilogy based on improvisation, shot in digital video. Apart from dedicating his time as a director, he occasionally writes about cinema and politics.

Khalo Matabane has directed more than ten documentaries, a number of short films, and recently made his first feature. Matabane won the Lionel Ngakane Award for the most promising South African filmmaker. Khalo Matabane has directed a number of films about South African issues, including the shorts Poetic Conversations (1996) and Love in a Time of Sickness (2001), as well as the documentaries Two Decades Still (1996), The Waiters (1997), Young Lions (1999) and Story of a Beautiful Country (2004). He was also awarded the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for his film Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (2005), which also won the Best South African Feature Film at DIFF 2006. The remarkable State of Violence (2010) is his second feature film.

1996 - Poetic Conversations (cm)
1996 - Two Decades Still (doc)
1997 - The Waiters (doc)
1999 - Young Lions (doc)
2001 - Love in a Time of Sickness (cm)
2004 - Story of a Beautiful Country (doc)
2005 - Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon
2010 - State of Violence


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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