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Nasty C Releases New Netflix Documentary 'Zulu Man in Japan'

Nasty C takes over Japan and makes a number of impressive moves in his new Netflix documentary titled 'Zulu Man in Japan'.

Nasty C has released a new documentary titled Zulu Man in Japan on Netflix and it's a definite must-see. This documentary follows the successful release of the artist's third studio album Zulu Man with Some Power. Zulu Man in Japan is a 48-minute visual experience of Nasty C's journey and artistic exploration of Japanese culture. The artist took to Twitter to share the news.


The 23-year-old is not one to shy away from the camera and his contagious personality immediately draws you into the documentary. The short documentary shows Nasty C collaborating with young Japanese musicians, JP The Wavey, Ricky and Yoshi,JP The Wavey, Ricky and Yoshi. This documentary is a hip hop spectacle which sees Nasty C flexing his creative muscles by creating seven songs in just eights days.

Speaking about the process, the artist says the following:

"I've always had this feeling that I was meant to visit Japan. I could never really explain it. Perhaps it's because I'm not just a rapper, I'm an artist and I feel like Japan is the hub of art. Shout out to Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and creativity as far as art, fashion and music go."

It seems Nasty C has not only gained popularity in the West but also in the East. In August, he released the Origins documentary via Apple Music which documented his musical journey in London. Evidently, the Durbanite belongs to the world now.

The short film was captured by the equally talented Chris Nicols. Zulu Man in Japan is a collaboration between Red Bull, Africa Creative Agency and Ivyson Entertainment. The documentary is available for viewing on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below:

Zulu Man In Japan | Official Trailer www.youtube.com

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South African Director Oliver Hermanus on Remaking a Classic

The award-winning director behind Skoonheid and Moffie tackles his first film set outside his home country -- a reworking of auteur Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru -- which is premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

In Living, Oliver Hermanus’ latest film, Bill Nighy takes on the role Takashi Shimura earned a BAFTA nomination for playing in the 1952 classic, Ikiru. Except Nighy's not Mr Watanabe, he’s Mr Williams, a British version of Shimura’s workaholic who finds out he only has a short time left to live. Revered auteur Akira Kurosawa’s film made its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1954, where it would go on to win him a special prize of the senate of Berlin, before garnering acclaim for many more years to come. So, too, is Hermanus' remaking of the story bowing at a film festival, and so far, it's also been earning the South African director high praise.

Born in Cape Town, Hermanus has steadily built his career on South African-centric stories. Whether it’s the portrait of a Mitchell’s Plain mother caught between poverty and violence in Shirley Adams or the experience of gay recruits conscripted into the army in Moffie, Hermanus’ films speak to various realms of South African life. Living is his first venture outside of South Africa – not just in storyline, but in cast and crew too. The screenplay is by Nobel and Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of The Day) and Hermanus was brought on as director by the producers.

From debuting his first film Shirley Adams in 2009 in competition at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival, followed by Skoonheid (Beauty) at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and The Endless River at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it was the first South African film to be invited to the main competition, to his fourth feature, Moffie at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019, Hermanus has cemented his reputation as a filmmaker to watch.

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