I am often asked about what I think of the local film industry, and lately I just give this colourful answer that I find amusing. Read on.
They once asked Gandhi what he thought of Western civilization. His priceless reply "I think it would be a very good idea."
And that is my response to this naïve question about the alleged South African movie business. Yes, it would be a very good idea! I hope someone kick starts this puppy very soon.
Don't get me wrong, there is a solid Leon Schuster movie industry, and more than the fair share of Afrikaans films stack up when it comes to the numbers, but for the rest of it, it is casino, with very very bad odds.
Posted by Ronnie Apteker