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Umshini Wam (2011)

US/UK 16m, Colour
Director: Harmony Korine; Cast: Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Hector Bezuidenhout, Clayton Bezuidenhout

umshini_wamUmshini Wam is an absurdly entertaining short film based on a song previously associated with the militaristic elements of the African National Congress during apartheid and currently appropriated by violent xenophobic elements of South African society. As a film, Korine places Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser of Die Antwoord into wheelchairs as a disabled couple dressed in one piece pajamas who desire to be taken seriously as “gangsta” rappers. A cute and oddly sentimental, yet violent film, Umshini Wam appears to be a warped parody of recent violence perpetuated in the name of the song (Klaus Ming July 2015).


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