Otelo Burning Premiere Event at MIST Harlem

Wed, Oct 3 at 12:00am


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We regret to announce that this event has been postponed due to a delay in the opening of our new venue space. We will be announcing the new date and time shortly. If you have already purchased a ticket it will be valid to use at the new date and time. If you cannot make that date/time when it is announced, we will honor a refund request. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Otelo Burning 

Otelo Burning directed by Sara Blecher, an award winning documentary director and producer. Somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush, the film tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It is set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville. When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time, it is clear that he was born to surf. Then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice. This beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film captures a turbulent time in the history of SouthAfrica. Filmed in Zulu with English subtitles, the film also includes music from South African Hip Hop artist Reason.

Advanced Tickets: $30

Tickets at the door: $40

Hosted by MIST Harlem

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MIST Harlem

40 West 116th Street, New York, New York 10026, United States