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Bunny Chow

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GLOBAL LENS 2008

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Antonio Nuic, Croatia, 2006

THE BET COLLECTOR (EDU)
Jeffrey Jeturian, Philippines, 2006

BUNNY CHOW
John Barker, South Africa, 2006

THE CUSTODIAN
Rodrigo Moreno, Argentina, 2006

THE FISH FALL IN LOVE (EDU)
Ali Raffi, Iran, 2006

KEPT & DREAMLESS
Vera Fogwill and Martín Desalvo, Argentina, 2005

THE KITE (EDU)
Randa Chahal Sabbag, Lebanon, 2004

LET THE WIND BLOW (EDU)
Partho Sen-Gupta, India, 2004

LUXURY CAR
Wang Chao, China, 2006

OPERA JAWA
Garin Nugroho, Indonesia, 2006





 
 

Bunny Chow
A film by John Barker

Afrikaans, Tsotsi Taal and English, with subtitles in English
South Africa, 2006 (95 minutes)

Trailer

Synopsis
In director John Barker's debut feature, up-and-coming comedians Kags, Joey and Dave make clear that life in the ‘new’ Johannesburg is not just about hardship and townships. It's also about finding humor in relationships, hanging out with friends and celebrating life on a raucous roadtrip to Oppi Koppi—South Africa's largest music festival. Shot in a cinema vérité style and using the street food ‘bunny chow’ as a metaphor for contemporary Johannesburg's mix of races, cultures and attitudes, Barker's edgy, urban comedy asks us to envision a nation through the eyes of its future, rather than the tragedy of its past.

About the Director
John Barker was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied graphic design at ML Sultan in Durban. After working as a graphic designer in Cape Town, he made a change in career paths and began working in the film industry. He has directed various productions, such as the sketch comedy show, The Pure Monate Show, the South African Music Awards, and South Africa's first mockumentary, Blu Cheez (2002). Bunny Chow is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Dave
Kim
Kagiso/Kags
Joey
Cope
Carla
Salah
Angela

David Kibuuka
Kim Engelbrecht
Kagiso Lediga
Joey Rasdien
Jason Cope
Keren Neumann
Salah Sabiti
Angela Chow

Crew

 

Director
Writers
Executive Producers
Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Music

 

John Barker
John Barker, David Kibuuka
Marilyn Barker, Jeremy Nathan, Joel Phiri
Kagiso Lediga, Isaac Kaminsky, Leanne Callanan
Zeno Petersen
Saki Bergh
Joel Assaizky

 
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