12 January 2013
The film was shot over the course of a week in the Paternoster and features a cast of Cape Town residents.
Provincial MEC of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde said the recognition of the province will be beneficial for the province’s film industry.
Winde said the film is a coming-of-age tale about a Somali boy struggling to survive in his war-torn land and is directed by an American, Bryan Buckley and produced by Rafiq Samsodien, a resident of the Western Cape.
Winde added that as a department they are very proud that a Western Cape produced film has been nominated for an Oscar.
The Academy Awards are the global film industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony and the recognition of the Western Cape will undoubtedly be beneficial for our Province’s film industry.
The Western Cape is leading film destination and is brimming with talented producers, animators, directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers.
Winde ended off by congratulating Mr Samsodien and his team, and added that the Western Cape is behind them.
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