Sanjeev Singh, Director of Acquisition and Distribution of Videovision Entertainment announced today the acquisition ofA Small Town Called Descent prior to its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival, on Saturday, 24 July 2010. A Small Town Called Descent is the stylish debut feature film from talented South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka and which stars Vusi Kunene, Paul Buckby, Fana Mokoena and Isidingo’s Hlubi Mboya.
A Small Town Called Descent follows three Scorpion agents in their investigation of xenophobic attacks that took place in a small town. A darkly humorous look at South Africa’s political dynamics, it features powerful performances from its all star cast. The film showcases a strong and unapologetic voice and an honest but resonant portrait of South African life.
Commenting on the acquisition of the film by Videovision Entertainment, Jahmil XT Qubeka said, “I am humbled by Videovision Entertainment’s acquisition of our film. Their track record and pedigree is unrivalled in this country. My producers and I are proud to be associated with their brand. I hope that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful creative partnership that will churn out engaging and dynamic films in the near future.”
Sanjeev Singh commented, “Jahmil Qubeka is one of the most talented young directors in South Africa today and we are thrilled to have acquired his debut film for distribution. The acquisition of A Small Town Called Descent is a continuation of Videovision Entertainment’s strategy of supporting the South African film industry and emerging talent.”
A Small Town Called Descent is scheduled to be released by Videovision Entertainment later this year.