THE SILVER FEZ

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary
South Africa / 2009 / English, Afrikaans dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / HDCam / 87 minutes

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Documentary /Special Jury Prize: Lloyd Ross (Director)

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Synopsis

The Silver Fez is the much-revered prize for the Cape Malay choirs of Cape Town, South Africa. Each year, hundreds of choirs compete to be crowned the undisputed champions of Cape Malay music - a form of music that first arrived in the Cape on slave ships. In the film we see the wealthy, ultra-competitive Hadji Bucks face off against Kaatji Davids, a struggling house painter. The two choirmasters assemble their troops and prepare for a musical war in which treachery and pain are endured in the hope of glory.

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Documentary

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Parental Guidance (PG)

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