Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa congratulates the makers of the film,Vaya, on its selection as the South African fim to be screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
“I am pleased that the feature film, Vaya, has been recognised. It is important that we continue to fly the South African flag at international film festivals and boldly tell the South African story with all its truths and ultimately its triumphs,” said Minister Mthethwa.
“This production is fully rooted in South African reality but also addresses notions of home and homelessness in a world that has come to be defined by movements and migrations. The film has as its backdrop and its stage the vast urban metropolis of Johannesburg and Soweto, and through this vantage point chooses to address important issues in the wider world.”
We congratulate the director, the producers and the cast of the film on their scheduled screening at the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival and wish the Vaya team well as they take this feature to other parts of the world. We also look forward to viewing the film in South African cinemas soon,” said Minister Mthethwa.
Vaya is directed by Akin Omotoso and produced by Robbie Thorpe, Rethabile Mothobi and Harriet Perlman and will premiere in Toronto.