LFF review: ‘Ayanda’ ★★★

Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, South African director Sara Blecher’s Ayanda (2015) is, on the one hand, an energetic and intimate tale of one woman’s plight to save her family garage business. This personal thread serves as the cornerstone of a broader portrait of the whole continent by fictional photojournalist ‘The Expressionist’ (Minenhle Nqaba Shazi), his moral and social insider’s point of view seeking to highlight what it means to be African outside of the (Western) misconceptions of war, famine and strife.

Read the full review of Ayanda for CineVue here!