WorldCat Identities

Mogotlane, Thomas

Works: 5 works in 43 publications in 5 languages and 495 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Internet videos 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Thomas Mogotlane
Most widely held works by Thomas Mogotlane
Mapantsula by O Schmitz( Visual )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-apartheid drama that looks at life in Johannesburg through the eyes of a black petty criminal
Mapantsula : the book by Oliver Schmitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapantsula by Oliver Schmitz( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapantsula( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Political cinema : realism and myth]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two films with differing strategies for dealing with political issues in feature film format 'without preaching' as the scriptwriter of Mapantsula (1988), Thomas Mogotlane puts it. He sees the film as 'a slice of life - a few weeks in the life of an irresponsible black man (a petty gangster) who becomes caught up in a political drama by accident'. Mapantsula deals with the everyday black experience of apartheid. Matewan (1987) in dealing with the exploitation of labour in West Virginian mines, is set relatively safely in the past (the twenties) and draws upon the mythos of the Western but maintains a focus on the political issue of the need for collective action against exploitation
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.39 for Mapantsula ... to 0.98 for [Political ...)