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Oscars

My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar

My Octopus Teacher, the breakout local documentary that became a surprise global hit, won the Oscar for best documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards this week.  The doccie follows film-maker and diver Craig Foster as he explores an underwater kelp forest near Cape Town, and bonds with an octopus living in the area. You’ve probably …

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The ongoing fight for representation

In other Oscars-related news, a round of applause and standing ovation for the world’s most prestigious film awards for finally reaching 20th century levels of inclusivity. This year’s Oscars saw a record of 15 women winning 17 awards for sound, production design, original screenplay and documentary feature. But not all South Africans made us proud. …

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30 April’21 Wrap: Here’s what Ramaphosa told Zondo

Hi there_ 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s long anticipated State Capture commission testimony, and why it paled in comparison with the former Mrs Gigaba’s receipts.  Plus we tell you why we celebrated Freedom Day despite the challenges our country still faces, and how Americans fell for …

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