Cassim is a young Muslim man working in his father’s textile store. It’s Ebrahim’s dream for Cassim to take over the shop, but Cassim has discovered a talent for stand-up comedy, and he soon finds himself in direct conflict with his father, his family and his community.
Material is a warm, funny and emotional look at the struggles of a Muslim family facing the modern world, exploring, destiny, responsibility and what family really means. The film is entirely set in the Indian enclave of Forsdburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
If you like Bend It Like Beckham, you’ll love Material!
Praise for Material…
“Insightful and Hilarious” — Barry Ronge, Sunday Times
“Warmth and wit combine to wonderful effect.” — Peter Feldman, The Citizen
“Material for laughter!” — Jackie May, The Times
Feature film, comedy
Run Time: 94 minutes
Writer/Director: Craig Freimond
Producers: Ronnie Apteker, Robbie Thorpe
Official Selection, The World Film Festival, Montreal, 2012
Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival, 2012
Please join us immediately following Material for our gala reception, featuring delicious South African food and wine and great conversation!