South Africa and India share Gandhi's legacy

South Africa and India share both histories legacies as well as contemporary India, according to South African film maker Andrew Worsdale.

Nov 27, 2013 04:11 IST India Infoline News Service

Wordale’sfillm ‘Durban Poison’ is being screened in the World Cinema section of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Worsdale said that he was proud and honored to be in India for the festival, especially because of the commonalities India shares with the country of his birth.

“We have so much in common. South Africa and India share Gandhi. But now we also share inequalities in our cities,” Worsdale said.

The film maker who first rose to fame with his cult film ‘Shot Down’ in 1988 said that like in India, South Africa too had “extremely rich” and “extremely poor” segments living alongside each other.

He also said that India with its diversity and a rich cinematic heritage thanks to its many states and a multitude of languages.

“In Africa we have eight languages. But we much pick a leaf from your book,” he said, patting the organisers of the festivals for promoting Indian regional cinema.

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