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Film: Tough Bond's Difficult Look At Glue Sniffing In Kenya

Watch the trailer for Tough Bond, a new film set in Kenya that takes a difficult look at young people sniffing glue to survive.


Watch the extended trailer for Tough Bond, the heavy new documentary featuring young people from the streets of Nairobi hooked on sniffing glue to survive. The film, made by Village Beat (you may remember them from The Very Best's recent music videos), will premiere at The Berlin International Film Festival on February 13. Our dudes The Very Best and Seye built the original soundtrack to this difficult, yet beautifully orchestrated peek into an urgent issue. We're anticipating taking a closer look at the feature length.

H/T to The Fader for pointing out that Shabazz Palaces used footage from the film in their 2011 video for "Blast It." Watch "Blast It" and stream "Liar," a track by The Very Best and Seye featured in the score below.

SHABAZZ PALACES- "BLAST IT" from Village Beat on Vimeo.

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EFF Calls Out President Cyril Ramaphosa On Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

South Africa's opposition party leader, Julius Malema, has demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa speed up the distribution rate of COVID-19 vaccines.

Julius Malema has reportedly instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to release South Africa's detailed COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy. Malema added that his party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), would initiate a sit-in at vaccination centres should Ramaphosa fail to share this national vaccination plan by the end of April 2021. This comes after the South African government's last announcement of the vaccine rollout plan two months ago.

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