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Zola Maseko

South Africa

Zola Maseko's first feature fiction film. He was born in exile in 1967 and educated in Swaziland and Tanzania.

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Created: 15th Apr 2008
Modified: 15th Apr 2008
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In 1987, Zla Maseko joined Umkhonto We Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress.
He later headed to the UK, where he graduated from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.
His first project was the documentary Dear Sunshine (1992).

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Zola Maseko
(At a Glance)
Interests: Politique, Culture, Music
Place of Origin: South Africa

In 1994, Zola Maseko returned to South Africa, where he wrote and directed his first fiction short film The Foreigner - a hard-hitting film about xenophobia in South Africa.
The film went on to win several international awards.
Since then, he has directed The Life and Times of Sarah Baartman (1998),
The Return of Sarah Baartman (2002), Children Of The Revolution (2002), and A Drink In The Passage (2002) - which won the Special Jury Award at Fespaco.
He is now developing a three-part TV series, Homecoming, which traces the fates of three former freedom fighters trying to re-establish themselves in the new South Africa after years in exile.
He is also simultanously working on the feature film Liverpool Leopard. ( source

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