Mosa Mpetha

On 27 April 1994, the first non-racialised democratic elections took place in South Africa, a significant milestone in the dismantling of 300 years of colonisation and oppression. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of what is known as Freedom Day, the ICO has partnered with Cinema Africa! and Maona Art to bring a 4K restoration of Mapantsula to UK cinemas.

In this blog, Mosa Mpetha of Cinema Africa! discusses their aims for the release, the journey to get to this point, and their vision of making Black and African stories more regularly seen on the big screen.