Did you know that in South Africa, women walk around topless? Open your eyes and see… and don’t forget to book your flight. H/T Culturepub
It’s said that men are from Mars and women from Venus. This animated short offers a riff on that notion, introducing the different daydreams motivating a man and a woman on a first date. The question: Is there some common ground where the twain can meet? The short comes from The Animation School in South Africa, where several students collaborated in making it, including Armand Filmalter, Theresa Hargitai, Alexandre Salomon, Simon Van Der Merwe, Stephen Van Wyk and Michelle White. H/T Kuriositas
Searching for Sugar Man follows two fans from Cape Town as they set out to discover what has become of the musician Sixto Rodriguez who was wildly popular in South Africa but largely unknown in his own country, the United States.
In this excerpt from Malik Bendjelloul’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, a fan looks to Rodriguez’s music for clues on where to find the elusive singer, and his American producer recalls the pain of not finding an audience in the U.S. for the singer’s original albums.